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I spent this afternoon on the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle for the firing of the 21 gun salute which marks the arrival of the Queen in Scotland.

The view is remarkable – I never tire of admiring Edinburgh.

I had time during the firing and the staccato shouting of orders to ponder what it would be like if the Scottish Episcopal Church was in charge. No 1 gun would be fine. No 2 would have set up a short-life working party to consider more collaborate ways of working. No 3 would happen but a bit late. No 4 would have decided to be conscientious objectors and would read a lengthy statement to that effect. No 5 would be bang on time as it were. No 6 would have wandered off, etc., etc

But actually these things are really about the networking which goes on before and after.