Iconic film score composer

It was sad to hear of the death of Ennio Morricone after breaking his leg: In April 2017 we had a family hoilday in Andalucia, and whilst there, we visited … Continue reading Iconic film score composer

wilder and more memorable

Opening voice: Alastair McIntosh [BBC Radio Scotland ‘Thought for the day’, 15 August 2018 Closing voice: Professor Philip Davis, Director Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society, University of … Continue reading wilder and more memorable

Tam o’Shanter letter

Burn’s Nicht 2008. Recital by Andrew R. Gordon:

‘A man most unusually connected’

I read the obituary of David Miller (1935 – April 2020) in yesterday’s Herald. David Miller was a widely-admired businessman who chaired a wide range of organisations. He was known … Continue reading ‘A man most unusually connected’

SPA CLEAN to re-open

The launderette on Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan, sometimes features in my films. Today it has a sign in the window announcing that it will re-open on the 8th June … Continue reading SPA CLEAN to re-open

Made by my daughter from my old work shirts

Facemask [June 2020]

‘the way everything has slowed down’

Dani Garavelli, is a freelance journalist that I admire. Her weekly feature in Scotland on Sunday is one that I look forward to. In last Sunday’s edition, Dani Garvelli wrote … Continue reading ‘the way everything has slowed down’

2mm

This short film is about a village response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Footage is from Bridge of Allan and from our house and garden. The voice is that of Alastair … Continue reading 2mm

a garden above High Street

My Granny, Constance Gibson, was born in Dunblane in 1908.  It is likely that she would have remembered this Chemist shop. I cannot ask my Granny about her childhood as … Continue reading a garden above High Street