Dr. Halliday Sutherland

"Dr. Halliday Sutherland is 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

The Context of “John M’Neil”

The last post outlined that “The Story of John M’Neil” can now be viewed at the British Film Institute website. In this post, I have set out the context of … Continue reading

25 April 2018 · Leave a comment

Britain’s 1st Public Health Cinema Film

Dr Halliday Sutherland produced Britain’s first public health cinema film. The film, The Story of John M’Neil, is available through the good works of the British Film Institute. You can view … Continue reading

24 April 2018 · 1 Comment

Anniversary

Dr Sutherland died on this day in 1960. “A return to Arcadia” by Halliday Sutherland I went in fear and trembling lest the place in reality should be less wonderful than … Continue reading

19 April 2018 · 3 Comments

A return to Arcadia

Halliday Sutherland wrote in a style that at first sight appears to be economical, yet it is also very evocative.  The example given here is Dr. Sutherland’s description of his return to “Arcadia”. I made a pilgrimage two summers … Continue reading

1 May 2016 · Leave a comment

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

Britain’s 1st health education film

According to his obituary, Halliday Sutherland produced Britain’s first health education cinema film in Edinburgh in 1911. The film was called: The Story of John M’Neil. The British Film Institute catalogue describes … Continue reading

8 August 2014 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

February 21st, 2023
4.7 years to go.