Currently on the Storyshelf you can find Posts organised into sets of linked narratives arising from my family trees, family events, drawing also on associated places and people.  Some future posts may relate more literally to the name of the blog: they will deal with how our thoughts become spoken words, which is something I study for a living, as a professor of Speech Science at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

You can “buy me a coffee” to support research costs here. – at https://ko-fi.com/jimscobbie cos I know some people like the chance to be nice or generous.

This site has long posts and is best viewed on a large screen (tablet, desktop or laptop). Some material is backed-up to / also appears on MEDIUM but though I often make minor edits here to improve the text or correct typos and so on, I’m not likely to copy them across at all, let alone with every edit.


All my original personal images and my text are copyright © James M Scobbie (2017 onwards) and is licensed for re-use under an international Creative Commons 4.0 BY-NC-SA license. This lets you share and adapt my work non-commercially, with attribution, on a ShareAlike basis. Informally, this means you must give appropriate credit to me as the originator, provide a link, and indicate any changes you have made (if any) (BY clause); you may not use the the work for commercial purposes (NC clause); and if you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original (SA clause).

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