Well, took my eye well off the ball for the last three months as far as the blog goes! I did actually write quite a long one for February, and somehow deleted it, then lost the will to start again………
Quiet start to the year, gig-wise, but we played a couple of really enjoyable concerts in February, at Stirling Folk Club and later at the fantastic wee Fort Theatre in Bishopbriggs.
I’ll try to get back on track from March onwards, so here’s hoping 2015 is a good one for everyone!
Hello Duncan –
Donald Fullarton of the Helensburgh Heritage Trust passed on your interesting message about Margaret Scott, who looked after my aunt Annie Baird at “The Lodge” for many years. I very well remember Perry the cat, from the 1960s.
Sorry about the mistake over Margaret’s father father Andrew Scott — my sister Diana told me that he was a housepainter and I did not know that he was connected with the Glasgow Boys. Margaret herself had artistic ability; back in 1946 she did an excellent pencil sketch of me, at age 11. It is in the family papers somewhere and if I can find it, I’ll send you a copy.
By the way, I do like your website. My younger son Kenneth composes and plays progressive rock and is professionally known as “Ken Baird”. His latest CD is ” Skye – Monarch Trail” and is listed on Amazon. On the other hand I am not highly musical, I am a retired professor of chemical engineering.