Posted by: gillarbuthnott | May 13, 2012

My First Ribbon!

One of the perks of being a writer is that sometimes you get invited to take part in something really nice…

This week, I was lucky enough to be invited to cut the ribbon to officially reopen the St Columba’s Hospice shop in Morningside, Edinburgh, after its refit. I’m delighted to get involved, even in such a peripheral way, with such an important and effective charity, and it was a privilege to meet to meet so many of the people who work there,  each of whom was more delightful than the last. They’re a great advert for the benefits of volunteering! It was great fun to actually get to cut a ribbon and declare something open, though the ribbon put up stern resistance…

Anyway… I hope this is just the beginning of an association with them, and we have great plans for a story session based round Lost at the Zoo at their dedicated book shop in Goldenacre in the near future. Watch this space!


  1. Wow! That is really cool. Did you wear a big hat? (Why do I think ribbon-cutting involves big hats? Not sure.)

    • Damn! Missed my chance. Though mind you, given the weather on Thursday, I’d have been blown all the way to Berlin by now if I had.

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