A few ‘borrowed words’ from the novel Hot Milk by Deborah Levy:
This is a film about Straid, near Comrie. It’s clearance and the farms nearby.
Words are my own except for Liz Lochhead, who I cannot match.
Music credit: ‘Beyond the Strath’ by James Ross
Filmed at the abandoned farm of Bishopsfaulds, near Comrie.
Words: by me and some ‘borrowed’ from Liz Lochhead
Music credit: ‘The lost Prince’ – Adrian Johnston (2003)
This film is about Auchenhard (Auchinhard) In West Lothian, Scotland.
A birth place of light.
Music credits: Badly Drawn Boy – “The Shining” and “Piano Theme”
A visit to what remains of Invermay Guzebo on the 24th April 2017.
“I like it when you call me Mr Scott” refers to my love for my grandfather Rab Scott.
Music Credit: “Beyond the Strath” by James Ross
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 Scott, Orchardman at Cornton and Drumdruills.
Music Credit “Chasing the sun” by James Ross.
Also big acknowledgement to David Balfour aka Robert Louis Stevenson.
I went to Invermay looking for the ‘Humble Bumble’. I did not find it. However I did find something else.
This film is for Sian by ‘The Antiquary’
In 1826 Robert Pollok began an epic poem. Ten volumes later, and not even 28 years of age, Robert was dead.
His poem was called “The course of time”
I came across this poem through St Ann’s, Bridge of Allan, where my mother Margaret was born and where my daughter Rachel went to Nursery School.
Credits: Dexter Britain, Dylan Thomas, Raymond Tallis, Michael Mara, the BBC, old newspapers and a magpie.
Time passes. Listen. Time passes.