Welcome to Creative Writing at Ballochruin Farm, near Stirling

Creative Writing and Self Development courses at Ballochruin Farm — experience the magic! About Alison: She performed twice in Story Shop at The Edinburgh International Book Festival and has recently submitted a PhD in Creative Writing at Newcastle University. She has been published in New Writing Scotland 33. For more information and extracts from her […]

Foucault and Dementia

Why did you choose Foucault as a lens? I chose Foucault as a lens because he addresses the psycho-social and political aspects of illness and medicine. As each generation manages to deal with different threats of illness, both medical advances and political attitudes focus on the next threat to the population. Currently the world is […]

Guest Post: Fine Arts, Creativity & the Aging Brain Positively Linked

Hormones: Decreases in estrogen and testosterone in the years between fifty and sixty give way to greater emotional stability, calmness, and increased attention. These hormonal changes also increase tolerance for frustration, which significantly benefits the late-blooming, new artist. via Guest Post: Fine Arts, Creativity & the Aging Brain Positively Linked.