That small place in the whole of time

Filmed at Transit House. This film is based on a poem that I recently wrote on the Politician’s clock, in Transit House, Calton Hill Edinburgh. The poem is for Catherine … Continue reading That small place in the whole of time

The Great Garden

We are just home from a wonderful short-break at Kinlochlaich Gardens, Argyll. Both Peter and Sian are keen gardeners. We visited the island of Lismore taking the ferry from Port … Continue reading The Great Garden

That small space in the whole of time

On Sunday 23rd September we explored Strathearn. We were looking for Craigmill cottage, but alas we were to find that it had long since been demolished. In its place is … Continue reading That small space in the whole of time

But all the biosciences yield to biofiction

In my reading I collect ideas as “marginalia“. What follows are the words of others, including: Richard Holloway, Anne Tyler, Will Self, Tomas Tranströmer, Thomas Mann, Albert Camus, Julian Barnes, … Continue reading But all the biosciences yield to biofiction

‘to occasionally let out a burst of calculated candour’

In “Corridors of Power” C.P. Snow reveals how effective it is for civil servants to: Since the 1st of April 2018, Organisational Duty of Candour has become a statutory requirement for … Continue reading ‘to occasionally let out a burst of calculated candour’

A whole garden made out of love

I am fortunate to be a volunteer with the charity Green Routes. Green Routes is a social enterprise and charity established to provide high quality training and work experience in … Continue reading A whole garden made out of love

Can you unfeel that?

Belle & Sebastian at Perth Concert Hall, Friday 23rd March 2018. The following quotes have been used as idents: Mukul Kesavan – “I would step into the real world of … Continue reading Can you unfeel that?

“The charmed inner circle of Official Scotland”

The following perspective by Professor Walter Humes makes concerning reading. I reproduce it here, in full, as unfortunately my experience of the inner circle of Official Scotland has been anything … Continue reading “The charmed inner circle of Official Scotland”

A house within a house

On Monday the 19th February 2018, with a friend, I explored Carronshore and the designed landscape that survives around Carron House. Carron House has a fascinating history that is tied … Continue reading A house within a house

An interior of others

This is a film based on the interior of Eastend House, Thankerton. The images are not my own. They have been taken by others as I have never entered this … Continue reading An interior of others