In this category are any writings by Hole Ousia that are about or share the goal of improving well-being. There is no objective divide between two cultures of ‘science and humanities’ and this will be reflected in this category

‘Two inner gates’

16 April 1809, Marieville, Stirling: ‘Got the two inner gates at the back of the house put up. They were made out of part of the Lime trees that grew … Continue reading ‘Two inner gates’

MARIEVILLE

It is likely that you will have never heard of: I had not heard of it either. It once stood tall on Upper Bridge Street, Stirling, and was one of … Continue reading MARIEVILLE

This too shall pass

Covid-19: [At the time of making this film]: for the 2,472 have died in Scotland, and their families

It still takes courage to care

The Herald, 21 June 2020: I was an NHS doctor for over 25 years, and whilst I was never [technically speaking] a whistleblower, I always did my best to speak … Continue reading It still takes courage to care

S Y M B O L I C

‘Real science’, it is said, should be based on what science considers credible. This is one of the ‘Rules of Science’, and is necessary if we are to quantify understanding. … Continue reading S Y M B O L I C

suicide cairns

You may not be aware of this, but across Scotland there are surviving cairns which mark where somebody who had taken their life was once buried. Generally the names have … Continue reading suicide cairns

2 hours 1 minute

Words:‘ The beginning of Spring’ by Penelope Fitzgerald Image: Dr Evgeny Legedin in Glen Affric

Lord [PRESERVE]

Footnote: The passage of time tends to remove the personal. In considering ‘moral treatment’, this melancholy case from Englishtown, May 1862, left me questioning how “moral” the treatment actually may … Continue reading Lord [PRESERVE]

‘The largest funeral ever witnessed in Kilsyth’

Last week, in the very early hours of Sunday morning, I went for a walk in Garrel Glen. I then followed the “Tak ma doon Road” to Kilsyth. There, wandering … Continue reading ‘The largest funeral ever witnessed in Kilsyth’

GARNGAD

Garngad House was William Drury’s private lunatic asylum, In the 1827 sketch [above] the spire of Glasgow Cathedral is visible in the background. In 1814 William Drury came to Glasgow … Continue reading GARNGAD

464A ALLELE 12

Bridge of Allan during Coronavirus lockdown: 10th June 2020, Fountain Road. Music: live acoustic version of ‘Do I Wanna Know’ by the Arctic Monkeys 464A ALLELE 12 is one of … Continue reading 464A ALLELE 12

a woman named

Janet Carstairs: Footnote: From currently availble archives, I have been unable to find anything more about Janet Carstairs. So little is recorded. The little that may be recorded is based … Continue reading a woman named