Greetings from Scotland   Flag of Scotland.svg

Please leave new messages here.    

This user's Committed identity and GPG public key can be found here

There are many other
Cactus of the month:
Echinocereus triglochidiatus
Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 15 years, 4 months and 20 days.
Wikipedia Administrator.svgThis user has been an admin for
14 years, 6 months and 15 days.

I first discovered this fantastic resource in May 2005. Amazing how one can navigate unexpectedly from Clinical depression to Hairy ball theorem in 2 hours, perhaps one causes the other ... :-)    This is the quick way to do it, but it's not the route I used!!

I have now discovered the Symbolist painter Odilon Redon and his fantastic early charcoal works, including the incredibly appropriate Cactus Man. Also, check out the utterly brilliant Spirit of the Forest - this leaves Munch for dead. Not to mention Julio González, cubist sculptor, a contemporary of Picasso, and his enigmatic Monsieur Cactus.

I am an Administrator on the English Wikipedia which can be verified here. If you need administrative assistance please leave a message on my talk page.

Some Words of Wisdom

John Buchan

Chic Murray

James Maxton

Contributions and things to doEdit

My Contributions
Articles  •  Featured on DYK  •  Images


Articles to create
Empire Exhibition (Glasgow)  •  North Bridge (Edinburgh)  •  Pitreavie Castle  •  Ravenscraig Castle  •  Rainbow Theatre  •  Jack Coia  •  Alan Marcuson  •  Black Duncan Campbell  •  Cruck frame  •  Jankel Adler  •  National Trust for Scotland properties (missing articles)  •  Castles in Scotland (missing articles)  •  Historic houses in Scotland (missing articles)  •  Ian Beesley  •  Gered Mankowitz  •  Jim Marshall (photographer)  •  Henry Diltz  •  Bob Gruen  •  Grange Cemetery  •  Warriston Cemetery  •  Izzi Metstein  •  Andy MacMillan  •  Dana Stone  •  Sinclair & Girnigoe Castle  •  Castle Cary  •  Ardkinglas Estate  •  Hill of Tarvit  •  Scottish National War Memorial  •  Earlshall  •  Oxcars Lighthouse  •  Arnold Bronckorst  •  Tommy Morgan  •  Johnny Rep  •  Robert Scott Lauder  •  Duddingston Tower  •  Adolphe Smith  •  James Mackay Bryson  •  Ken Potter  •  Keizaburo Shimamoto


Articles for re-write / expansion / cleanup
Floors Castle  •  John MacLean  •  Mary Barbour  •  Mellerstain House  •  Peter Howson  •  Ray Winstone  •  Drummond Castle  •  Wilhelmina Barns-Graham  •  Ben Nicholson  •  Trevor Bell  •  Sandra Blow  •  David Bomberg  •  Beryl Cook  •  Jessica Dismorr  •  Alfred East  •  Stanhope Forbes  •  Terry Frost  •  Patrick Heron  •  Howard Hodgkin  •  Bill Brandt  •  Kevin Carter  •  Alfred Eisenstaedt  •  Peter Lanyon  •  Bob Law  •  Tom Phillips  •  Annie Leibovitz  •  Niko Pirosmanashvili  •  Jane Bown  •  Robert Capa  •  Larry Burrows  •  1943 Naples post office bombing  •  Foulis Castle  •  Balvaird Castle  •  Drummond Castle  •  Braemar  •  Duns Castle  •  Stirling Castle  •  Hammerbeam roof  •  Rannoch Moor  •  Dunbar Castle  •  Castle Campbell


Articles needing images
Articles in Category:Scottish painters  •  Articles in Category:British painters (and all related categories)  •  Articles in Category:Scottish photographers  •  Articles in Category:British photographers(and all related categories)  •  Inchmahome Priory  •  Finlarig Castle  •  Robert Lorimer  •  Damien Hirst  •  John Piper  •  Alfred Stieglitz  •  László Moholy-Nagy  •  Man Ray  •  Chris Ofili  •  Marcus Harvey  •  Richard Billingham  •  Sam Taylor-Wood  •  Will Lang Jr.  •  Don McCullin

Useful linksEdit

The Wikipedia SignpostEdit

Interesting stuffEdit

The white-necked laughingthrush (Garrulax strepitans) is a species of passerine bird in the family Leiothrichidae, native to Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and the Chinese province of Yunnan. It is about 32 cm (13 in) long and has a chestnut-coloured crown, a brownish-black face and throat, and a rather diffuse white collar separating these from the body. Typically birds of forest and woodland, laughingthrushes are difficult to observe in the dense vegetation they prefer. They are noisy birds, and their characteristic laughing calls are often the best indication that these birds are present. This white-necked laughingthrush was photographed in Mae Wong National Park, in Thailand's Nakhon Sawan Province.Photograph credit: John Harrison

Did you know...

Holly Bradshaw

In the news

Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Tasks we can all help withEdit

You can help improve the articles listed below! This list updates frequently, so check back here for more tasks to try. (See Wikipedia:Task Center for brief guides.)

Help counter systemic bias by creating new articles on important women.

Help improve popular pages, especially those of low quality.

Images of Scotland to make you smileEdit

Looking across the Lynn of Lorn to Lismore Island
Inveraray Bridge over Loch Fyne
Kyle of Durness
Quiraing, Isle of Skye
The Torridon hills viewed from the Shieldaig peninsula.

More words of wisdomEdit

Chic Murray

Woodrow Wilson

Mary Queen of Scots



Sir James Dewar

J. M. Barrie

Sir Walter Scott

George Bernard Shaw

James Boswell

Dr John Arbuthnot

Vandal humourEdit

A collection of amusing vandalism encountered while on RC Patrol. This is intended to grow over time into my own personal BJAODN's Committed Identity

This page contains the Committed Identity and GPG public key details for

First Committed ID
Status: Deprecated
Hash algorithm: SHA-1
Created: 9 May, 2007


Second Committed ID
Status: Deprecated
Hash algorithm: SHA-512
Created: 17 May, 2007


Latest Committed ID
Status: Current
Hash algorithm: SHA-512
Created: 05 May, 2019


PGP Key ID: 0x3B3EB1C4
Fingerprint: 37F7 5A45 8BFC 0BE1 8792 357A 7AAD D7FA 3B3E B1C4
Cipher: AES256
Key Type: DSA / ELG
Size: 1024 / 2048 bits
Created: 13 July, 2007
Expires: Never

Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32)




I do not dual-license my work