Some of the history of the village of Bridge of Allan

Can you make sense of this?

The Roundel Stone

Set in Stone

Monday last week, I visited the Roundel: In visiting, I was aware that the inscribed stone that is associated with it, had long since been removed: Yesterday, on the last … Continue reading Set in Stone

The Roundel

Early this morning I headed north from Bridge of Allan. I stopped five miles on, at the Roundel. The inscribed stone, that once stood central in the Roundel, was removed to … Continue reading The Roundel

‘Holed out in ONE!’

On the 21st June 1928 Walter McFarlane ‘holed out in ONE!’ In 1928, Walter McFarlane, a ‘motor driver’, was renting accommodation at ‘Craigview’ house, Fountain Road Bridge of Allan. This … Continue reading ‘Holed out in ONE!’

BEWARE THE FLY!

This poster was issued by Stirling Burgh’s Sanitary Inspector in 1927 to local shops and businesses: The stern language now reads as dramatic, but at this time the antibacterial effects … Continue reading BEWARE THE FLY!

This is our TUFTY day!

The Tufty Club was established in 1961 with clubs set up all over Britain: The main character, Tufty Fluffytail, was created by Elsie Mills. Tufty and his friends featured in … Continue reading This is our TUFTY day!

wilder and more memorable

Opening voice: Alastair McIntosh [BBC Radio Scotland ‘Thought for the day’, 15 August 2018 Closing voice: Professor Philip Davis, Director Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society, University of … Continue reading wilder and more memorable

By the river Teith

Yesterday, we had a lovely picnic on a small pebble beach by the river Teith. This curve in the river Teith is very near the abandoned, and now most ruinous … Continue reading By the river Teith

464A ALLELE 12

Bridge of Allan during Coronavirus lockdown: 10th June 2020, Fountain Road. Music: live acoustic version of ‘Do I Wanna Know’ by the Arctic Monkeys 464A ALLELE 12 is one of … Continue reading 464A ALLELE 12

SPA CLEAN to re-open

The launderette on Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan, sometimes features in my films. Today it has a sign in the window announcing that it will re-open on the 8th June … Continue reading SPA CLEAN to re-open

A place in Scotland’s story

This is the current window display for the shop ‘COLLECTIONS’ on Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan. The shop is closed at present due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I am a … Continue reading A place in Scotland’s story