The cover story of the property supplement in today’s Scotland on Sunday features the beautiful restoration of Kingsburgh Boathouse, Skye. Nearly five years ago I made this experimental film after … Continue reading “Fit for a Prince”
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.
This was how John Milton described Athens.
Not far from Loch Eun, a small fishing loch in Caithness, there used to be an upright stone called ‘Clach Seasaimh’ or ‘the Halt Stone’. A translation of the Gaelic … Continue reading ‘The Halt Stone’
I have been reading about the ‘Greek Revival’ and have found myself fascinated by this Antiquary:
loch Caise in Caithness is a good trout fishing loch. The stream leading from it is known as “the stream of the withered loch”.
Music credit: Radio Scotland, Quay Sessions, 13 February 2020
A film about a ‘Greek Revival’ cottage, near Fettercairn. Torwood cottage was built c1829. The first family to live there was the Austen family. They had a daughter called Jane … Continue reading Jane Austen
A film about Dalnawillan Lodge, Caithness. This film is for the Sinclair family. [please note: the road to Dalnawillan Lodge is private and no vehicle access is permitted without the … Continue reading A Liberal patient
This film is for Captain Slater. Music credits: (1) ‘Chasing the Sun’ by James Ross (2) ‘Motets’ – by Johann Sebastian Bach My thanks to Dr Ian Collins The following … Continue reading Captain Slater
Filmed at the Mains of Ulbster with Sian, on Wednesday 5th February 2020. You can read more about John Sinclair of Ulbster (1754-1834) here. This film is for Alexander McCall … Continue reading The Gate of Angels
Filmed on ‘Brexit Day’ at Doulie Tower, Edzell, Fettercairn. Music credit: ‘Exit music’ by Steven Lindsay
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