He was an eccentric, happiest at home in his garden

As far as I can establish there is no surviving painting of John Ramsay of Ochtertyre. He died in 1814, several decades before the science of photography. John Ramsay was … Continue reading He was an eccentric, happiest at home in his garden

Letters from the Mountains

Anne Grant of Laggan was born Anne MacVicar in Glasgow in 1755. She was the daughter of Duncan MacVicar, an army officer. The family spent some time in North America … Continue reading Letters from the Mountains

A dry fountain that once gushed and sparkled in the sunlight

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

AUTOMOBILISM

A film about Bridge of Allan’s first garage and Stirling’s first cinema. Music credits: [1] ‘Johnnie’ – Lost Prince [BBC production] [2] ‘Period Piece’ – Lloyd Cole. Picture credits: My … Continue reading AUTOMOBILISM