‘FINDINGS’ by Kathleen Jamie is a book that you should read. Kathleen’s way of seeing wowed John Berger. No wonder. Here are some of my favourite findings from FINDINGS: … Continue reading F I N D I N G S
I recently went to collect the disused circular saw blade from the abandoned and derelict Lanrick saw mill. My understanding is that the whole site of Upper Lanrick is soon … Continue reading a circle with teeth
The following is a companion film: Context to these films: To see what Scott saw So humble, so lacking in egotism Wallace Road West Dron Hill Farm
What follows is some of the archive material that I found that relates to the WALLACE Road: the ancient high road through the Ochil hills:
I recently suggested to my friend Ian that I would like to find a gate that I had come across a photograph of in the Canmore archive. To me the … Continue reading ‘So humble, so lacking in egotism’
Blackadder Walled Garden, Berwickshire. Music credit: King Creosote, live, Glasgow Concert Hall, 12 March 2020.
I recently shared a film that I dedicated to Private George Scott, 1/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was born at Ellemshaugh in July 1993. He … Continue reading ‘Wild spirits at Gallipoli’
This was filmed on Monday 2nd March 2020 at Ellemhaugh, a charming but deserted cottage in the Scottish Borders. Ellemhaugh sits beside the river Whiteadder. There is no road or … Continue reading Just for one day
It is a reality of nature, time and being, that much of our ‘designed’ human landscape may not last. Yet stories, broken only by the passing moment, can outlive stone!
After visiting Ellemhaugh I travelled further southwards to explore, what remains of Blackadder (near Allanton): Blackadder House was demolished in 1925 by Charles Brand Ltd. Only it’s riverside footings and … Continue reading Blackadder