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Come join us as we celebrate a successful year in the life of Fathers Network Scotland at The Melting Pot in Edinburgh on Wednesday 12th March, 2014.
We're starting at 10:30 and will be following AGM business with lunch then a couple of workshops from Roger Olley MBE and Dr Gary Clapton.Read more >>
Father-Proofing Your Work.
The Scottish Government have highlighted research into the impact of the recent welfare legislation. In a bulletin on The Gender Impact of Welfare Reform concern is expressed over what is seen as a disproportionate impact on women as many benefit recipients are female (for example child benefit is often payable to the mother). What needs to be recognised is that many of the impacts will be felt by families and, in many instances, by lone fathers who are the responsible carer for their children.Read more >>
COME JOIN US for an informal celebration of Fathers Day
12-2pm on Monday the 17th JUNE 2013Read more >>
Sometimes I unexpectedly see
My long-dead Father
When I am fiddling.Read more >>
Each time I close,
Each time I open
I see your picture
On top of the piano.Read more >>
Bright sun dances off
The Black marble
And the shallow valleys
Of the gold engraving.Read more >>
With round face and clear
Smiling with a gummy grin.Read more >>
My Grandfather is listed in the 1911 census of Northern Ireland as a Cabinet Maker. James Black. A Catholic. From Ballycastle. When the R. M. S. Titanic was being built he, like thousands of others went and found work at Harland and Wolff.Read more >>
Take 70 p 3s and p 4s. Dress them up like teenagers. Pack them into a big dark hot and sweaty space. Continually shine bright coloured, flashy lights in their little faces. Shout indecipherable messages at them through a horrendously loud and fuzzy P.A system like a North Korean Dictator.Read more >>