Hame

So you think you know what it is to be Scottish? Well, read ‘Hame’ by Annalena MacAfee. It is a lovely book. This is my “Review”:

Kailyards

My Gordon family came from remote and lost parts of Aberdeenshire. For some reason I keep returning to the now ruinous homesteads of my forebears where only wild kailyards continue … Continue reading Kailyards

Kintore’s Suffragette

Caroline Phillips (1870-1956) was a pioneering Aberdeen journalist who put job her on the line to spearhead the suffrage movement in the north east of Scotland. One hundred years on, … Continue reading Kintore’s Suffragette

Sapere Aude

The author Adam Nicolson in “Sea Room”: The poet and doctor William Carlos Williams talked of an adventure: Mukul Kesavan in “Looking through glass” Captain Charles Ryder in Brideshead Revisited about … Continue reading Sapere Aude

Abergeldie castle: so nearly lost

I am sharing the following images of Abergeldie castle in advance of a series of films. In my proposed films I intend to share the same film track but to … Continue reading Abergeldie castle: so nearly lost

“He was familiar with every road in Scotland”

Yesterday, whilst searching for family story, I found this obituary of my great-great-great grandfather: My great-great-great grandfather, John Gordon (born 1816, died 1899) was born in the ‘fairm-toun’ of Bovaglia … Continue reading “He was familiar with every road in Scotland”