I do want my ice-cream

This is an edit of a family film from 2008. It carries the opening and closing sequences. The full film, unedited and 12 years old: You can hear the dew … Continue reading I do want my ice-cream

the light always comes back

This island, which takes its name from one of the saints bearing the Irish name Finan, is situated about 200m from both the N and S banks of Loch Shiel. … Continue reading the light always comes back

Scottish Gardener

With the Covid-19 pandemic and ‘lock down’ I have been retreating into the garden where I need not distance myself from the emerging green shoots of life. I have recently … Continue reading Scottish Gardener

The Fair Maid of Perth

The following is a companion film: Context to these films: To see what Scott saw So humble, so lacking in egotism Wallace Road West Dron Hill Farm

‘So humble, so lacking in egotism’

I recently suggested to my friend Ian that I would like to find a gate that I had come across a photograph of in the Canmore archive. To me the … Continue reading ‘So humble, so lacking in egotism’

How is he, that gentle gardener?

Blackadder Walled Garden, Berwickshire. Music credit: King Creosote, live, Glasgow Concert Hall, 12 March 2020.

From Scotland with Love

Last night we were in the audience of the Glasgow Concert Hall to hear live the music and soundtrack of the acclaimed film: ‘From Scotland with Love’. It really was … Continue reading From Scotland with Love

4.04

Several trees in our garden have grown very large including a silver birch tree by our pond. Yesterday this tree had some major surgery as several limbs were potentially dangerous, … Continue reading 4.04

Dr Marigold’s prescriptions

This film is for Adam. It is the final film in a series.   Music credit: ‘Intruder’ by Peter Gabriel. ‘Dr Marigold’: from the writings of Charles Dickens. The first … Continue reading Dr Marigold’s prescriptions

‘Picture of the week’

This was the ‘picture of the week’ as shared in Scotland on Sunday, 8th March 2020. It was taken by Jane Barlow. Last week was the 130th Anniversary of the … Continue reading ‘Picture of the week’

‘There must be more equality in society’

The following is part of what I consider to be a most important Editorial that featured in Scotland on Sunday of 8th March 2020: