Thursday 23 May 2002

The dinner opposite the Mound

F&W was very pleased to have been at the dinner mentioned in SIMON PIA'S DIARY in The Scotsman today. From the dining-room we had a wonderful view across Princes Street to the Church of Scotland building - now temporary home of the Scottish Parliament - in which Maggie spoke fourteen years ago. I look forward to the fiftieth anniversary dinner in 2038 when we shall be able to look over Adam Smith Street (formerly Princes Street) to the floodlit headquarters of Church of Scotland Plc, the planet's largest charity and beneficiary of the worldwide collapse of welfare states.