My Granny, Constance Gibson, was born in Dunblane in 1908. It is likely that she would have remembered this Chemist shop. I cannot ask my Granny about her childhood as … Continue reading a garden above High Street
On Monday I took a walk along the Allan Water towards Stirling and it’s castle. Leaving Mossgrove, I passed the play-park where children are currently no longer free to play … Continue reading Sandy Islet
The Keir roundabout on the A9, a few miles south of Dunblane, will be familiar to many travelling North. In slowing for the roundabout the eye is drawn to a … Continue reading The Captain of Wanderwrang
It was guid to see Cammo Estate as “walk of the week” in today’s Scotland on Sunday. I have made a few films on Cammo.
Yesterday I met up with a musician in the National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. But first of all I went to say hello to Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson. His bust was … Continue reading And the artist . . .
The Swedish poet, Tomas Tranströmer, in a Transatlantic letter to his friend Robert Bly, expressed concern about a human failing to always polarise everything into utter good or utter evil: … Continue reading Polarization
On the early morning of Sunday 7th May 2017, I set off to visit ‘Stank’. I was looking for the ruined mausoleum to Lord Esher. The Stank Mausoleum was built in … Continue reading ‘Dig the grave and let me lie’
Ted Hughes described a ‘mytholm’ as meeting of streams. This film is about such a meeting. Where the Allan Water goes Forth. I dedicate this film to my “Grumpa” Rab … Continue reading A ‘mytholm’
This film is based upon Cammo House, at least what is left. Robert Louis Stevenson has stated that the “House of Shaws” in Kidnapped was based on Cammo House on … Continue reading Histories never end, but go on living in their consequences
A film about a love affair in the ruins of Buchanan castle, Drymen Unfankle this from omphalos
Yesterday, when I chatted with Onesiphorus in the “Temple of Decision” he asked me if ethics had perhaps been overlooked by rather too much of “modern science”?