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?”

‘All the sky’s silences; its dialects’

A series of poems written in the Bridge of Cally Hotel, Tuesday 2nd August 2022. Inspired by the rivers and bridges of Perthshire. An equal source of inspiration was the … Continue reading ‘All the sky’s silences; its dialects’

Take me to the river

Take me to the river: To play this short film please click here or on the photograph above. Music credits: [1] Fall – by Lisa Hannigan [2] New Slang – … Continue reading Take me to the river

This was NOT news

I am not long home after a wee adventure North. My 63 year-old Land Rover did braw! I travelled North to visit a bridge: the suspension bridge ower the river … Continue reading This was NOT news


On the 7th July 2022 I visited Grovemount in West Lothian. The visit left me sad. I have chosen not to reveal the exact location out of respect for Robert, … Continue reading Florence