Soundings Soundings

What crisis?

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7227.127/a (Published 08 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:127
  1. Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
  1. Edinburgh

    Here in Auchendreich we take pride in being prepared. We believe our emergency planning systems are second to none: a happy legacy of our frontline role in the cold war, when a top secret bunker, 200 feet beneath a local pig farm, offered shelter to key members of the Scottish civil and military establishment for as long as the nuclear holocaust might necessitate it.

    Recent years have not blunted our preparedness for whatever may befall. …

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