For my mum and dad

These films about Edinburgh are for my mum and dad. Mrs Picken, an elderly widow, who day after day, year after year, left an apple on her window-sill for me … Continue reading For my mum and dad

Last of Horse Wynd

Those who may be familar with some of the words and images that I share on hole ousia [a non-existent place] will be aware of my fascination with archives! Archives, … Continue reading Last of Horse Wynd

Published

Sian keeps reminding that I need to make more clear [a priori set out] the context of my thoughts! This film is based on the first Edinburgh home of Allan … Continue reading Published

To write in the dialect of his country

This film was shot at Gilbertfield castle, near Cambuslang. William Hamilton of Gilbertfield (c. 1665-1751) was a friend and correspondent of the poet Allan Ramsay. It was Hamilton who encouraged … Continue reading To write in the dialect of his country