Hole Ousia is interested in Scotland today and Scotland past; Scotland’s countryside and Scotland’s architecture from noble families to the common ankle-high rickle-stane remains of most of us.

“3 STRIKES”

This has been a difficult week for me. I am not sure if I can begin to explain. In a wider world of concerns, my ‘difficult week’ is nothing! As … Continue reading “3 STRIKES”

Jenny Nettles

A letter printed in the Scotsman, 2 October 1888: Earlier that century: The Fifeshire Journal, 27 August 1835: The Scotsman, 24 August 1839: The Fife Herald, 21 November 1844: The … Continue reading Jenny Nettles

A dry fountain that once gushed and sparkled in the sunlight

The very last day of 1911 [as reported in the Stirling Observer]:

Two postcards from

When Rachel was a child I made this this short film: Postcard 1: Rachel is now independent of her parents: Postcard 2: