Halliday Sutherland

"A born writer, especially a born story-teller. Dr. Sutherland, who is distinguished in medicine, is an amateur in the sense that he only writes when he has nothing better to do. But when he does, it could hardly be done better." G.K. Chesterton.

Category Archives: Early life

Merchiston Castle School 1

The next three posts of this blog relate to Halliday Sutherland’s experiences at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh. He first went to the school in 1895.  Below, he describes the mathematician, … Continue reading

30 November 2014 · Leave a comment

The Terror of the Glen

In 1890, when Halliday was a boy of eight, his family went on holiday in Scotland. The holiday was a memorable one, but for the wrong reasons “Wanted, a detective – to … Continue reading

3 September 2014 · Leave a comment

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show

When Halliday Sutherland was fifteen, William Frederick Cody – “Buffalo Bill” – took his show to Britain. Sutherland saw the show in Glasgow, later describing it as “the best entertainment of my … Continue reading

18 May 2014 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
2.2 years to go.