Black Dyke Mills Band was, of course, amazing. Virtuoso playing and exuberant with it. They drew a huge and very different audience. Two interesting things about it. One is that brass banding is a competitive movement and they brought the silverware with them. The other is that, like Welsh Male Voice Choirs, this is the pinnacle of a movement which has its roots in the old mining and mill communities of the north of England. It remains, obviously, a vibrant movement – although everybody is now middle class …. And then it’s Sunday again. I spent this morning with our small congregation in Kinghorn – directly across the Firth of Forth from Leith. They did the brave thing of letting go of their building last year. They now continue to worship in a side chapel of the [Church of Scotland] Parish Church and find themselves very welcome there. How sensible – one building less to maintain.