Let us rejoice!

Aberdeen University Graduation Ceremony

It takes a lot to make my wife nervous but when she stood in for the Chief Executive at yesterday's award ceremony at Marischal College (the second largest granite building in the world after the Escorial in Spain),  she hadn't realised that she would be at the head of the civic and academic procession, alone, be-gowned with just a mace-carrying Sacrist in front of her with the audience all around her singing Gaudeamus Igitur at the top of its voice.

That got the old heart thumping!

But once she was seated all she had to do for the rest of the proceedings was just enjoy it and applaud, like everyone else.