On Monday I watched the service from St Giles' Cathedral, I watched the whole thing on BBC's red button which had no commentary. A blessed relief from the prattling on of 'commentators' who feel the need to fill in the silences.
Don't know if you have walked along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh but it is quite steep so the slow march behind the hearse would have been hard work. It certainly looked it by the end.
And a wonderful memorial service; I will admit to a tear or two when Karen Matheson was singing.
Which prompted me to find the video of it and to add a few more for this week's musical laments.
The last video, Angels From The Ashes, was written as a tribute forNew York's fire fighters after 9/11.
Bays of Harris, Psalm 118,
Karen Matheson St Giles Cathedral, HRH Queen Elizabeth II, 12th September
Gaelic psalms at Back Free Church, Isle Of Lewis- 20/21/oct/2003
Gaelic hymn - 'Mo Ghrá Thú' (by Aoife Ní Fhearraigh)
Margaret & Martyn Bennett - A Theàrlaich òig (Oh young Charles Stuart)
Flowers of the Forest (Dark Isle Bagpiper)
Angels from the Ashes