Whitehaugh

A film about the Forbes-Leith family of Whitehaugh, near Alford. Music credit: ‘Sunrise’ by Coldplay

Two men had called

This film is about the reasons behind the suicide of Alexander Craib, farmer, Glencowie (Glencuie) on the estate of Glenkindie. Music credit: ‘Exit music’ by Steven Lindsay

Largue, Glenkindie

On Thursday 2nd January 2020 I was exploring Glenkindie and came across this abandoned farmhouse. It is called Largue and inside the old wooden box beds survive and were lined … Continue reading Largue, Glenkindie

Tollafraick

On Thursday 2nd January 2020 I was exploring Glenkindie and came across this abandoned farmhouse that is still full of colour. The farm is called Tollafraick “the heathery knows”. In … Continue reading Tollafraick

Tillyduke Schoolhouse

21st January 2020: I will no longer be a doctor. Aged 52, I have chosen to leave Medicine behind to explore other ‘schools’ of life. 21st January 2000: There was … Continue reading Tillyduke Schoolhouse

Time to take a break

Tollafraick, Strathdon, Thursday 2nd January 2020

Nyūmon

The nyūmon plays a dual role, both defining the boundaries of space and inviting visitors in. The word has been used by many Japanese writers for what we call “introductions”. … Continue reading Nyūmon

The world’s shortest street

At 6 ft 9 in long, Ebenezer Place, in Wick, Caithness, is credited by the Guinness Book of Records as being the world’s shortest street. Ebenezer Place is occupied by … Continue reading The world’s shortest street

Hawkhill

This John Adam Villa was demolished in 1971. James Simpson saved the interior paintings by William Delacour.

Balbardie

Balbardie House, Bathgate, West Lothian, was the very last house designed by Robert Adam. He died before his drawings left his desk. Balbardie house, built after Robert Adam’s death, was … Continue reading Balbardie

A forgotten artist

William Delacour (also known as William Delacourt or William De la Cour) was a French painter. He settled in Edinburgh in March 1760 and, in Edinburgh, was appointed the first … Continue reading A forgotten artist