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.

Ninian’s Gift

The world premiere of ‘Ninian’s Gift’, composed by Tom Cunningham with words by Alexander McCall Smith, took place online as part of the Wigtown Book Festival. ‘Bravo both. It is … Continue reading Ninian’s Gift

Dunblane Cathedral reopens

During the lockdown I regularly walked the Darn road, by the Allan Water, to Dunblane. What follows is based on exploring ‘the local’ as widely as I could! A garden … Continue reading Dunblane Cathedral reopens

Don’t let yourself go hungry now

Tollafraick, Glenkindie, Scotland – Tuesday 2nd January 2020. A Barn Owl tries to grab teddy bear.

Sunset ower the river Tweed

Monday 21st September 2020.

Afa big wardrobe

This was our wardrobe at Ednam House Hotel, Kelso.

María of My Heart

This is from  t h e  s c a n d a l  o f  t h e  c e nt u r y  by Gabriel García Márquez: Many years … Continue reading María of My Heart

Passing through walls hurts human beings, they get sick from it

Filmed at Thornton Fever Hospital (later a Children’s Home/School). Music credit: ‘The Campaign for Real Rock’ – by Edwyn Collins Borrowed words: Mary Midgley, Charles Dickens and Tomas Tranströmer,

Perhaps I was history itself

This film is based on faded photographs displayed in the window of the now vacant Radio & Gramophone Co, 9 Canongate, Jedburgh Music credit: ‘Must I evolve’ by JARV IS