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16 October 2014

A view from the village

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I hereby resolve to blog...

For a long time now I've wanted to do this, but I've never understood why. I still don't.

As 2005 came to an end, I struggled with one of the most difficult questions I've recently had to think on. For the past few weeks I've lurched from one answer to another convinced it had to be witty, thought provoking and cool. Finally, as I got ready to go back to work after the winter break, I settled on a name for me and my blog.

So here I am at last. Deregulated. The clue is in the question, or rather the clue is in the answer.

I've little idea as to what this will be about. A view from the village. Some news. One opinion. I'll do my best to write regularly. You can tell me what you think. I see a kind of patient/psychiatrist relationship developing. I'll book my first appointment soon.

Posted on A view from the village at 10:20


A reader in the West Indies looks forward to reading your occasional wee peice .

J.Q.H. from Isle of Nevis, West Indies.

Hello and Happy New Year! Good to see someone from Iona back. I don't know why you had such high ideas of what a blog had to be, haven't you read any of the drivel I subject everyone to? you're right though it's very theraputic.

Sunny from Arran

Welcome! The Sacred Isle has been bereft of a blogger for a while now. As usual we ask people to write to us at to make contact. regards Mike

Mike from BBC Glasgow

Hmm...could make for an interesting case!!! My advice is to just get it all off your chest. More bloggin = more therapy. I have to concur with Sunny, there is mostly drivel on this site, I have taken much pride in writing drivel beyond that thought possible. So welcome, we are aw aff weir heid here anyway, so draw up a chair and make yourself at home.

GrannyE. DBE.RM from Auchenshuggle...reclining on the couch

Remember the definition of an alcoholic is omeone who drinks more than their psychiatrist and How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? Just one but the light bulb has to want to change,

calumannabel from outpatients dept, stornoway clinic for the confuse

one time regular holidaymakers on Iona.Glad to welcome fresh blogs.Keep it coming.

bob from bothwell

I must concur with Sunny and Calumannabel - the more drivel the better! It's all part of some secret care in the community experiment, I'm sure. Glad you could join us!

BoB from Lewis

Welcome too fae Shetland! We in Unst have only been bloggin for a peerie while, but are enjoyin it immensly. Hope you enjoy it half as much!

Ruthodanort from Unst

I spotted the words therapy and decided that i would also give it a whirl. It's got to better stress relief than the Gym ! A former Scott now trapped in London

Alan from London

What happenned to your resolve? Its now November and no sign of news from Iona

Barebraes from Shapinsay

What happened? Where did you go?

Alastair from Somerset

Hi could I just say it is so nice to read a blog from Iona, Me and my wife were on Iona 2 years ago, we loved it so much I asked her if she would like to move there? what is life there like? I have lived in Hawaii for 18 years but I miss the 4 seasons

Hugh stirling from Island of Oahu Hawaii

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