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Neil’s Blog

Most Mondays Rev Neil blogs on issues that get his soul, cells and creative juices working. It’s a discipline he has valued since blogging from Delhi’s CW Games in 2010.

Neil loves connecting with people and especially enjoys comments and conversations resulting from his blogs. Locally, The Irvine Times print his blogs and photos, while internationally they reach a wider audience and community of world-wide bloggers.

Neil Urquhart


Some of you are too young to remember Ricky Fulton’s hysterical clerical caricature ‘Rev I M Jolly’. Alas, I know a few Revs who are better I M Jollys than Ricky was, but Fr Willie Boyd certainly comes nowhere near such a sullen depressing reflection of ministerial or priestly duties. Alas, my bosom buddy and fellow Shoes Bro’ is shortly moving to a parish which [...]

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Hebridean Way

6 May 2024|

My scunneration with the disruption to Cal Mac’s Oban to Barra ferry was tempered by thoughts of St Columba & teams of Celtic saints rowing their tiny leather-lined coracles through tempest to reach the Outer [...]

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Weed Worry!

15 April 2024|

As our tall trumpeting daffodils give way to lions’ teeth (dandelions) the challenge for gardeners is to root out rising weeds to clear room for plants, flowers and foliage to beautify our gardens and parks. [...]

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Easter Transformers

25 March 2024|

A weary & wabbit truck driver pulled his rig into an all-night diner’s parking and sat-in, famished. The waitress had just served three tough looking, leather clad, Hell’s Angel’s type motorcyclists, who decided to give [...]

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Upside Down World

5 February 2024|

“Gie us Peace!” & “Anything for some peace and quiet!” are understandable heartfelt cries in the face of bawling bairns dug-in to their stubborn trenches of resistance to parental direction, or anyone stressed and strung [...]

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29 January 2024|

“If you’re a traitor I’ll never talk to you again!” says Mollie to Harry. Chosen Traitor, treacherous 23year old smiling baby-faced Harry assures sweet Mollie that she needn’t worry, because he’s ‘100% faithful’. His justification [...]

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David Soul

8 January 2024|

David Soul died, aged 80, on 4th January 2024. People may remember David best from playing Ken Hutch(inson) in the famous TV cop series ‘Starksy & Hutch’ (1975-79) and UK No.1 solo song hits ‘Don’t [...]

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Noah’s Lark

11 December 2023|

Solid rain was the forecast. Undaunted I peddled and paddled out, in pursuit of some soaked solace. It was a challenging week and I needed to get away from it all, so off I sped [...]

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True ID

4 December 2023|

On an Antarctic ice-flow, baby polar bear asks his dad, “Am I really a polar bear?” “Of course you are son.” “Am I REALLY a polar bear dad?” “You certainly are son!” “Are you really [...]

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Stories of Forgiveness

13 November 2023|

Spats between Donkey and Shrek, princes Harry and William, Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears, Kardashian sisters; racial conflict in South Africa, ethnic cleansing in Rwanda, conflicts and wars across the world; family and friendship breakdowns, [...]

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30 October 2023|

‘Horror’ is not my bag or preferred reading or TV viewing, however it seemed timely that I should recently be cycling, with son-in-law Gary, through Cruden Bay at a time when bats, skeletons and pumpkins [...]

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16 October 2023|

“I don’t believe it!” cries Victor Meldrew in ‘One foot in the grave’. “I can’t believe it!” claims my cycling buddy Scott. And “Unbelievable!” are the responses to the testimony of Erzad Suleiman (in a [...]

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More Barneys Please!

9 October 2023|

‘More Barneys Needed!’ was my Sunday focus headline. This confused the owner of a cat called Barney, who strongly believes ONE Barney is quite enough, thank you very much! However, Barnabas was a key character [...]

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