Volume 33 All Saints' 1997

“A Sense of Fitness” - Presidential Address, May 1997

Colin R Williamson

This quotation from Ian Maclaren's Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush prefaces a survey from earliest times to the present, including recent Scottish custom, of the rituals surrounding the funeral, drawing on the Fathers, other theological writings, service books, literature and statistical accounts. Against this background the writer examines current Scottish funeral orders.


David D Ogston

An extensive article in which Carmina Gadelica is examined for its prayer content and how it may be drawn on, both in actuality and in approach, in creating contemporary prayers.