Hartwood Hospital in the media


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This Remembrance Sunday we explore the role the military chaplain plays in bringing servicemen solace during times of both peace and conflict. Tony speaks to Rev Stephen Blakey, who served as a military chaplain for 40 years. Today marks the start of Scottish Interfaith week. Maureen Sier, the Director of Interfaith Scotland discusses the week ahead, the challenges of interfaith work during the ongoing crisis in the Middle East and the hope that can be found in the long-term relationships built between communities. Deepak Patel reports on the five days of Diwali, a sacred time of year for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the UK. Released in cinemas this week, Is There Anybody Out There? follows filmmaker Ella Glendining’s global search to find someone with a body that looks like hers and explores what it takes to be a confident disabled person in an ableist world. Reviewer Catrina Rose joins Tony to discuss the film and the deep-rooted issue of ableism in society. As we continue to mark Remembrance Sunday, Tony speaks to Christine Macdonald, the daughter of a Second World War soldier who in 1943 witnessed the signing of documents marking Italy’s surrender to the Allies. Bronwen Livingstone reports on one woman's devoted restoration of Hartwood Hospital cemetery inspired by a visit to her Great, Great Uncle's war grave in France. And can poetry help to steer us through difficult times? Scotland’s Makar Kathleen Jamie joins Tony to discuss a new collective poem featuring lines submitted by the public which will form an address from Scotland to the Leaders of the World