a garden above High Street

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

Sandy Islet

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 Captain of Wanderwrang

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

Cammo Estate

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.

And the artist . . .

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 . . .

Polarization

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

‘Dig the grave and let me lie’

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’

A ‘mytholm’

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’

Histories never end, but go on living in their consequences

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

The Temple of Decision

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”?