Talk at Newbattle Abbey College

Some 20 students and staff turned up to hear my talk at Newbattle the other day. This was a very special event for me, as this is my old College (1968-9), which set me on the road to a career in Youth Work. A truly inspiring place, which bills itself as Scotland`s `Life Changing College`. How very true.

During my talk I read the quote which I use in Ribbon of Wildness, from Edwin Muir`s `Scottish Journey` of 1934 - a very apt place to read this, because Muir was Warden of the College in the 50`s and early 60`s. I presented a copy to the College library, to sit alongside copies of other books written by former students.