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‘MALGON’

In an archive [I have forgotten which archive] I came across these ‘before’ photographs of St Leonard’s, Edinburgh. I have tried to make something of them. Music credit: ‘Idiot Prayer’ … Continue reading ‘MALGON’

St Leonard’s Improvement Scheme

In an archive [I have forgotten which archive] I came across these ‘before’ photographs of St Leonard’s, Edinburgh. I have tried to make something of them. Music credit: ‘Idiot Prayer’ … Continue reading St Leonard’s Improvement Scheme

‘A vast telescope will create a movie of the universe’

On the night before Sian’s mother died we were talking with her about all sorts of stuff. I brought into the conversation Catherine Heymans who had recently been appointed as … Continue reading ‘A vast telescope will create a movie of the universe’

‘Change here for Blairgowrie’

John Robertson [1830-1920]. Like his Angus compatriot, Rashiebog, I would loved to hae nattered awa’ wi him aboot a’ the planets, comets an stars!

‘The Great Globe’

Until I read Father and Son by Edmund Gosse I had not heard of ‘The Great Globe’. The idea for the ‘Great Globe’ was conceived by MP, Charing Cross map-maker … Continue reading ‘The Great Globe’