And the old brass bed they bought together

This was filmed at Borrowmeadow farm, by the river Forth, near Stirling.

I first filmed at Borrowmeadow in May 2015. Yesterday, 22 June 2018, I returned. In time in-between it has lost its roof.

Borrowmeadow is an ancient farm but its future is in peril.

This wee film begins with an interview with Judith Kerr, author of ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’

The song ‘No more I love you’s’ is performed and sung by ‘Daniel versus the world’. I guess that Daniel is not aware that I have used his beautiful You Tube cover a number of times in my films. I feel his interpretation of this song even more than the original.

I have borrowed some of my favourite words – a selection of a selection of a selection, if you like – from the poems of Iain Banks, Sara Baume, David Szalay, Tomas Tranströmer, Raymond Tallis and Robert Louis Stevenson.

This film is for Sian.




2 Replies to “And the old brass bed they bought together”

  1. Hi, I lived in Borrowmeadow Farm in the early ’60s. My Dad was a football player playing for St Johnstone back then (He eventually ended up at Stirling Albion) During the nightmare winter of ’63 when there was no football being played (so no money coming in) we had no coal and I remember the bed sheets would be covered in thick frost in the mornings. My Mum got stuck up that tree at the front door one summer and had to be rescued..just a wee memory for you from a long time ago .. it was once alive and full of laughter, famous footballers and what would now be called WAGS! Shame to see it so derelict.

    1. Dear Andrew,
      Thank you for sharing these family memories. Guid to know that Borrowmeadow was hame to a braw fitballer! My wife is from Perth and supports St Johnstone!

      It is sad to see Borrowmeadow roofless and forlorn but guid to know it was once full of laughter.

      aye Peter

      Bridge of Allan

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