|Another Night Before Christmas|
There are few writers who havenâ€™t, at some stage, been stirred into putting pen to paper on the subject of Christmas.
ÂFor some, it has been the chance to write of festivity and good cheer, a celebration of faith and hope, of hearth and home. For others, Christmas has provoked more sombre thoughts: loss, or loneliness or the passing of time. Others still have planted themselves firmly in the Scrooge camp, the first sign of tinsel and turkeys prompting the literary equivalent of an outraged cry of â€śhumbugâ€ť!
"When staying in Pitlochry during the early part of the war, I chanced to see a stately house with a fairly large garden, quite close to the town. I at once realised that here my dream theatre might well be established in this fashionable resort right in the heart of Scotland"â€¦ John Stewart, Founder of Pitlochry Festival Theatre.