|Naïve clouds over Dalkeith - Arthur's Seat and Edinburgh in the distance.|
 When Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow and his brother Fergus saw television news coverage of the plight of Bosnian refugees in the early 1990s, they decided to launch an appeal locally for food and blankets, and took a single jeep-load to Medjugorje in Bosnia. On their return however, their parents’ shed was filled with additional supplies that had accumulated while they were away. A charity, Scottish International Relief, was born, expanding its horizons and activities over the course of the 1990s and into the first years of the new century. Mary’s Meals began in Malawi as an individual project under the SIR umbrella, providing school meals, but soon became the charity’s paramount consideration, until finally the name SIR was superseded by Mary’s Meals in 2012.