This celebration is worth attending.
Malcolm Allan is an exceptional man. He is for me ‘Bridge of Allan’. His knowledge, brightness and ability are only matched by his interest in others.
Long ago, with the help of Bagpuss, I once made this film about Malcolm, in his hoose at Coneyhill [it will be shown at Thursday’s celebration]:
Ian Anderson has an archive to match that of Malcolm: an archive that he has kindly shared with the village. This is one of my favourite of Ian’s photographs [it is of the Paterson Clock when being repaired]: