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: Family life

Merchiston Castle School 3

In this third post of three concerning Halliday Sutherland’s school days at Merchiston Castle school in Edinburgh, he discusses his friends and interests. My chief friend at school was George Munro … Continue reading

1 January 2015 · Leave a comment

Merchiston Castle School 2

In 1895, at the age of thirteen, Halliday Sutherland attended Merchiston Castle School near Edinburgh. In this second post of three, he recalls Rugby, Athletics, Swimming, Latin and Debating. Merchiston was … Continue reading

15 December 2014 · Leave a comment

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

Bombs

This picture shows Vincent Sutherland in Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Kensington, London. Four incendiary bombs destroyed the church on the night of 13 September 1940. Vincent was an air raid warden at … Continue reading

1 July 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

Scottish Idyll

In 1890 , the Sutherland family took a holiday in a Scottish farmhouse. Halliday Sutherland was eight. His later description of the landscape revealed his love of and deep affinity to … Continue reading

16 May 2014 · 1 Comment

Death on the Moors

Halliday Sutherland died on 19th April 1960. The following excerpt from Arches of the Years tells the story of the death of his father.  “At Christmas 1912 I went on holiday … Continue reading

19 April 2014 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
3 years to go.