Duncryne hill, by Gartocharn is known locally as the Dumpling, is a tiny hill of only 465 feet above sea level: “However the very short ascent gives a reward out … Continue reading Wander into the woods [reserved for teddy bears etc . . .]
In this category are the twenty chapters from a book Hole Ousia wrote in spring 2006 about his family history
A film about Stockiemuir Anti-Aircraft Battery (1951 – 1956) (1) The painting at the start is by Julia Gurney “Quinloch Muir by Stockiemuir”. It can be purchased here (2) Adam … Continue reading On Melancholy Hill
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”:
Two of the relics exhibited in Edinburgh in October 1871.
I had to go under our floorboards to sort out some cabling. It was there, underneath the real world, that I found this old crisp packet from 1989. Do you … Continue reading lost and yet preserved
Filmed at Thornton Fever Hospital (later a Children’s Home/School). We need to look aifter oor bairns. It is my view that the ever increasing medicalisation of life will not break … Continue reading Savages
Yesterday five ducks descended from the sky to our wee pond. It felt to me as if they had arrived ‘out of the Real’. [The words above were written by … Continue reading out of the Real
Yesterday Andrew ran the Stirling half-marathon and ran his best time yet. We enjoyed cheering on all the runners. In-between starting and finishing times we wandered around auld Stirling stopping … Continue reading Stirling Marathon
words from Hame featured image Gauch, Cabrach.
Colin, your daughter recalls how principled you were before your untimely death. I retrace your footsteps in revealing the wonder of Scotland’s architecture. And now, I am the principled bugger. … Continue reading Colin
This film is a plea for all COMET-seekers to restore ‘GLASGOW STYLE’ to this reach of the Clyde. Music credits: (1) ‘Collapsing Time’ by Dexter Britain (free to share under … Continue reading Glasgow Style
This was filmed at Barbreck, Argyll. It is about the friendship between James Archibald Campbell and Patrick Geddes. This film is for Ian Collins, who like Patrick Geddes has shown … Continue reading To feel the wider life of Art