“Sold to one of Scotland’s wealthiest women”

In May of this year I visited an estate near Newport in Fife that had just been sold. I found the faux-Tudor-Italianate House to be dilapidated, and to my eyes, … Continue reading “Sold to one of Scotland’s wealthiest women”

Linda McCartney: RETROSPECTIVE

Yesterday, I went to view this retrospective of the photography by Linda McCartney at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. It is well worth a visit. Last year I made this film about … Continue reading Linda McCartney: RETROSPECTIVE

Old Monkland Lunatics’ Society

In the centre of Scotland, major motorway improvements to the M8, M73 and M74 have recently been completed. As a result, a lowland glen, and the historic estate once known … Continue reading Old Monkland Lunatics’ Society

Douglas Support

In the centre of Scotland, major motorway improvements to the M8, M73 and M74 have recently been completed. As a result, a lowland glen, and the historic estate once known … Continue reading Douglas Support

Shark’s mouth

This Coatbridge pub is soon to be demolished. Music credit: ‘Pauper’s Dough’ from ‘Scotland with Love’ Film Credit: ‘My Childhood’ from the ‘Bill Douglas Trilogy’

‘Scotland’s Photograph Album’

On Friday, 22nd November 2019, I visited the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh to view the ‘MacKinnon Collection‘. Here are a few of the photographs:

Shark’s Mouth

Yesterday, in the rain, I explored Coatbridge. One of the most well-known pubs in Coatbridge was ‘Shark’s Mouth’ on the corner between Ross Street and Bank Street. It closed earlier … Continue reading Shark’s Mouth

‘The Polaroid Diaries’

This was the ‘Portfolio’ feature in last Sunday’s Herald. It feaured a new book entitled ‘Linda McCartney: The Polaoroid Diaries’. Last year visited High Park, Kintyre and I made this … Continue reading ‘The Polaroid Diaries’

‘Nature’s Fashionable Lounge’

Today, I was [again] humbled by [another] happenstance reminder of how little I really know about the world that surrounds me! This reminder happened in the natural course of the … Continue reading ‘Nature’s Fashionable Lounge’

melt the bear

Castellated gallery of white, iron-cast pavilions – one atop another, shine bright on a Scottish spring afternoon. Clocks, rockets, asteroids, mummies and totem poles; fish circle the children, pennies circle … Continue reading melt the bear