Where recorded history has gone astray: Rabbie Burns

Rabbie Burns made two [recorded] visits to Stirlingshire.  Of these visits,  the most definitive account was published in 1899: Betty Black’s Inn. ‘PH’ bottom left, off Brook Street First OS  … Continue reading Where recorded history has gone astray: Rabbie Burns

Voice of the people

Last Thursday I gave a talk on the Orchards of Bridge of Allan for the Rotary Club. This was reported in yesterday’s Stirling Observer: This is the short film that … Continue reading Voice of the people

Boathouse

This is a film about Alexander MacCallum Scott, MP, who was born in Boathouse, Blantyre, on the 16th June 1874. MacCallum Scott was MP for Bridgeton, Glasgow until 1922. He … Continue reading Boathouse

How oddly all this touches me

The Two Hundredth Anniversary of Darwin’s birth Written by Dr Peter J. Gordon, 12th February 2009 Published on-line here: http://www.carlukehistory.co.uk/gallery/stories_folder/Dr_Rankin_by_Peter.pdf Two hundred years ago today, Charles Darwin was born. Aged … Continue reading How oddly all this touches me