A film about McCaig’s unfinished tower above Oban: a “southern elsewhere” that has become iconic for Oban.

Omphalos from omphalos

This film explores identity: small “I” and big “I”.

The film also explores between the margins and the centre of life.

Music credits:
(1) Beyond the Strath – by James Ross. The album, “Chasing the sun”, I strongly recommend and can be purchased here

(2) Lament – By James Ross. Also from the album “Chasing the sun”

(3) As still as I watch your grave – By Roddy Woomble from the album “My secret is my silence”

(4) The Golden Dawn – by Damon Alburn from the album “Dr Dee”

On Lismore I bought several prints by the artist Gilly B. I think her work is wonderful and you can purchase her work here

Here credit must go to Johnny Rodger and his book “The Hero Building: An Architecture of Scottish National Identity”. This can be purchased here

This film is for baby Peter. The only one of the nine McCaig siblings to be buried on Lismore the isle of their birth.


If you want to learn why I collect my films under the name “Omphalos” my Hole Ousia page explains

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