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: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping


by Wilfred Emery - from Glasgow Cathedral


Unknown: Wilfred Emery


Conductor, Charles Telfer


Conductor: Charles Telfer


A re-reading of the First News

: The Third Skep of a new Series of I BEES IN THE BONNET'

by The ' 'Gomeril'
Taking part
Madeleine Christie
Pearl Colquhoun
R. E. Kingsley
Ben Levy
Ian Sadler
James K. Urquhart
Eric Wightman
A section of the BBC Scottish
Conducted by Kemlo Stephen
Music by Gerald Shaw and Cameron Anderson
Produced by Robin Richardson


Unknown: Madeleine Christie
Unknown: Pearl Colquhoun
Unknown: R. E. Kingsley
Unknown: Ben Levy
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: James K. Urquhart
Unknown: Eric Wightman
Conducted By: Kemlo Stephen
Music By: Gerald Shaw
Produced By: Robin Richardson


by W. W. D. Petrie (tenor)


Tenor: W. W. D. Petrie


' Wha's like us ? '
Alexander Keith
' Lord, send us a gude conceit o' oursel's ' is a prayer sometimes only too well answered. It would be no bad thing for modern Scotland to examine some of the foundations of the conceit, and see if they are of the stable rock on which Scots pride themselves. Satire, a form of art in which many Scottish authors and artists have excelled, is a useful probe for this kind of examination ; and satire will be the chief note in ' Curses of Scotland ', the series of talks that begins tonight.
The ' curses ' to be examined will be those of native breed, nourished and indeed cherished in the hearts and minds of the Scottish people themselves, not troubles for which the blame can be laid on someone or something else. For some of the most potent curses have been attitudes of mind that are mistakenly regarded as virtues, or at worst as amiable weaknesses.
The first curse, which will be attacked by Alexander Keith tonight, will be that' gude conceit o' oursel's ' summed up in the phrase ' Wha's like us ? '-the smug, complacent superiority which, in the eyes of far too many Scots, justifies them in neglecting abuses and ignoring their own shortcomings.
Subsequent speakers in this series will include John R. Allan , Donald Carswell , and Eric Linklater.


Unknown: Alexander Keith
Unknown: Alexander Keith
Unknown: John R. Allan
Unknown: Donald Carswell
Unknown: Eric Linklater.

: Scottish Dance Music

The Bon Accord Sextet
Directed by James D. Young


Directed By: James D. Young


including Weather Forecast

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