A collection of films on just about any topic. The name ‘omphalos’ comes from this quote by the Edinburgh writer, Candia McWilliams: Referring to Oxford: “Anyhow, Edinburgh knows that it is the centre of the known world. And wheesht to your omphaloi” . . . “Has a doughnut an omphalos?”

VANDAL

This film shares some of the history of Tillybin farm. Music credit: ‘Fix You’ [instrumental] by COLDPLAY Tillybin was Peter and Sian’s first family home and it was here that … Continue reading VANDAL

Tamrawer

Tamrawer, Kilsyth, where Robert Graham grew potatoes on a commercial scale. He was the first to do so in Scotland. Music credit: ‘Chasing the sun’ by James Ross

Volunteer gardener

I feel most fortunate to be a volunteer gardener for Bannockburn House Trust. The purchase of Bannockburn House was the biggest community buy out of its kind in the UK … Continue reading Volunteer gardener

Hunimundias

This was ‘Picture of the Day’ in yesterday’s Scotsman. It is of Hundy Mundy in the Scottish Borders. A story has survived that a Princess called ‘Hunimundias’ lived in the … Continue reading Hunimundias