In the University of St Andrews photographic collection came across this delightful photograph taken on the approach to Airlie castle in 1890. It would be fun to write a short … Continue reading Bonnie Airlie
This is a book I have published about Royal deeside and a small, lost and forgotten glen – Glen Girnock – that nestles between Balmoral cartle and Birkhall.
Being a magpie in old archives can be serendipitous. In the Aberdeen Press and Journal of 18 May 1985, this poem in Doric, titled Long Journey back was shared: At … Continue reading Long journey back
Aberdeen Press and Journal, 30 March 1932:
This calotype, taken in Forres, circa 1882, includes my father’s grandfather, John Gordon [seated in the centre]. If you look closely you will see that he has a squint. John … Continue reading Squint