Aberlour House in Moray was built in 1838 by William Robertson for Alexander Grant, a slave-owner, planter and merchant from Aberlour, after his return to Britain. His niece, Margaret Macpherson … Continue reading House of Biscuits
In this category are the twenty chapters from a book Hole Ousia wrote in spring 2006 about his family history
In last Sunday’s Herald, Totarder cottage, Skye, was advertised as “DO UPPER” of the week: This account of Totarder was given in April 1893: In November 1911 this sad ending … Continue reading Totarder
Featuring the gates to Sighthill Cemetery, Glasgow. When Duncan Brown took this photograph [c1856] the cemetery was largely empty. Music credit: ‘Reaching out to you’ by Snow Patrol
The lands of Petershill are situated about one mile and a half north from the Cross of Glasgow, on the east side of the highway to Kirkintilloch, and near the … Continue reading Last of a Landmark
This watercolour is of a design for a “cookery demonstration exhibition hall”. There is something electric about this beautiful design. No further details are known about it other than the … Continue reading Electricity
When I came across this photograph of Queen’s Park, Glasgow, in the CANMORE archive I shed a tear. You might wonder why? In 2005 I became very familiar with Queen’s … Continue reading Queen’s Park
I wonder if anybody alive today recalls Duncan, Flockart & Co.? There were several Edinburgh branches. The business started out in Perth and advertised as “WHOLESALE Druggists”. Below are some … Continue reading WHOLESALE Druggists
Located in West Calder, West Lothian. The Regal Cinema was opened in 1938. It was designed for pictures and variety. It was equipped with a British Acoustic(BA)sound system. Alterations were … Continue reading The REGAL Cinema
The VIKING Cinema, Largs, opened on the 3rd July 1939 and was closed on the 4th August 1973. It subsequently became a bottling plant and distribution centre. This landmark was … Continue reading The VIKING Cinema
This is a sign from Cumbernauld Theatre. With the Covid-19 pandemic we are all kind of living BACKSTAGE, but one day we will be back in the light!
The architect James Gowans deserves to be more widely recognised. A few years ago I made this film about a house built by Gowans that he called ‘Rockville’. This house was … Continue reading MEADOWS, West.
I came across this photograph in the CANMORE archive. The position of repose made me laugh. The image was annotated “Professor T H Bryce in Shetland. Copied from a photograph … Continue reading Tommy Bryce