The name of Latheronwheel, a village in Scotland’s Highlands, comes from Scottish Gaelic Latharn a' Phuill which may be translated ‘muddy pool'. This is a most unattractive name, yet how charming is the reality!

There are some with fine reputations which are naught but veneers covering a multitude of sins; others are of no reputation, but possess fine character and numerous virtues. A good name is better than precious ointment (Ecclesiastes 7:1), but eventually our true selves shall be revealed: the day of death shall expose that which was hidden since the day of birth.