The Giant Up the Road

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After the Apocalypse

Clinton Logan in Chernobyl Read Post

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Obliteration Room

Welcome to the Obliteration Room. We're going dotty over the coming of spring. Read Post

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Garden of Arcane Delights

A mid-winter trip to the Hamilton Gardens. Read Post

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Tribute - Dr Chris Ward

A photo blog in tribute of Capture and PAS regular Chris Ward. Read Post

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I noted on Friday that the week marked by the presentation of Rose Renton's medical cannabis petition to Parliament and the passing of Helen Kelly, the woman who changed the debate, would be capped with an small, significant announcement about…

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