In this category are the twenty chapters from a book Hole Ousia wrote in spring 2006 about his family history

AUTOMOBILISM

A film about Bridge of Allan’s first garage and Stirling’s first cinema. Music credits: [1] ‘Johnnie’ – Lost Prince [BBC production] [2] ‘Period Piece’ – Lloyd Cole. Picture credits: My … Continue reading AUTOMOBILISM

A poet as well as a gardener

I have been wishing to write this post for a while now. It is about the life of John Halliday who was described as “a poet as well as a … Continue reading A poet as well as a gardener

How you belong to a place and each other

The week before last I took my 1959 Defender to Strathearn Garage for some much needed attention. This garage is in Aberuthven about 10 miles south of Perth.  I stopped … Continue reading How you belong to a place and each other

The sea has given up its dead

A few weeks ago I visited Larbert old churchyard to look for a Dove.  Having only just passed through the churchyard gate I came across this gravestone with nautical carvings … Continue reading The sea has given up its dead