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Stuart Crawford
 Musings of a REAL Tank Commander – Part 19 Jaikets, gophers, and being rudely stripped

Musings of a REAL Tank Commander – Part 19 Jaikets, gophers, and being rudely stripped

HAVING HEAVED a collective sigh of relief in waving goodbye to Cyprus, it didn’t take long to get back into the groove of being an armoured regiment on tanks again. The rear party we had ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries – Keep Calm and Mummy On!

The Mummy Diaries – Keep Calm and Mummy On!

WE ARE in the middle of a pandemic. Our county has gone into further restrictions since midnight. The Playschool is closed. We have to queue and wear masks everywhere. We are dosed with the cold. 

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Alan Grant
 ThinkMovies: Babyteeth

ThinkMovies: Babyteeth

FRIENDS, this week’s movie has got me thinking about audiences. As a critic and film writer, I like to think I know who my audience is pretty well. I write for a mid-market, educated, middle-Scotland, ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries – Mummy’s worst week

The Mummy Diaries – Mummy’s worst week

I KNOW in my previous blogs that I’ve joked about having ‘the worst week ever!’ and maybe at the time, it seemed that way. But believe me when I tell you that this time, I ...

Alan Grant
 ThinkMovies: Bill & Ted face the music

ThinkMovies: Bill & Ted face the music

FRIENDS, I’m sorry to say that this review will require somewhat of an abnegation of my responsibilities as ThinkScotland’s resident film critic. As I am given to understand it, my role at this publication is ...

Stuart Crawford
 Musings of a Real Tank Commander – Part 18 Defending the Green line from Turks, Greeks and our own rascals

Musings of a Real Tank Commander – Part 18 Defending the Green line from Turks, Greeks and our own rascals

HALFWAY THROUGH our 6 month tour to Cyprus we moved up to the UN Green Line and put on our blue berets – we were UN soldiers now! By way of background, the United Nations ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries – Lily bites back!

The Mummy Diaries – Lily bites back!

I DON’T KNOW about the rest of you but after the first week back at playschool last week, I was exhausted, never mind the kids! 

I don’t know if it was the ...

Alan Grant
 ThinkMovies: The New Mutants

ThinkMovies: The New Mutants

The New Mutants didn’t have an easy journey to cinemas. Each and every stage of development and production faced setbacks, revisions, and a raft of other issues and complications that such an innocent little flick really ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries – Life after Lockdown sends me gaga

The Mummy Diaries – Life after Lockdown sends me gaga

IT’S BEEN a while peeps! We decided to take some time out from blogging for a bit. Instead of frying everyone’s head with yet another blog about baking cakes with the kids and becoming borderline ...

Alan Grant
 ThinkMovies: TENET

ThinkMovies: TENET

FRIENDS, I can’t tell you how much I’ve been looking forward to writing this column. I like to think I made a decent stab at getting the point across in my Why I Miss ...

Stuart Crawford
 Musings of a REAL Tank Commander – Part 17 Dicking about in Dhekelia with mezes & brandy sours

Musings of a REAL Tank Commander – Part 17 Dicking about in Dhekelia with mezes & brandy sours

WHEN I REJOINED 4th Tonks in early 1989 it was still in Osnabruck. I had visited the Regiment once, I think, over the past four years and it was less familiar to me although only some ...

Alan Sked
 When Scots enslaved fellow Scots

When Scots enslaved fellow Scots

LAST YEAR saw a number of developments highlighting an apparent renewed interest in history among my fellow Scots. I stress apparent because what was really revealed was the realisation by Scottish political leaders that history ...