Alex first discovered Change Ringing through his interest in Ecclesiology, the study of churches & after listening to the bells of Dunkeld Cathedral at the age of 11, became fascinated by the heavy instruments. Fast forward a few years and Alex started learning at the age of 15, on the oldest change ringing bells in Scotland (SS Andrew & George), located in Edinburgh, where he regularly rings today.
Now 18, Alex has been bitten by the tower grabbing bug and has already rung at half of all the towers in Scotland – which is really hard to do given how sparse they are!
Alex likes the uniqueness of The Exercise, especially as a result of how uncommon it is in Scotland, and enjoys the history, social aspect and pretty much everything else about it!
This entry was written in October 2022.
This episode sees host Cathy Booth explore the question of what ringers wear. You may or may not be surprised to hear that the answer is not bell-bottom jeans. Guests Deb, Alex, Elizabeth and Michaela touch on history, safety and decorum as they share experiences, research and anecdotes on what to wear, or more importan...