F I N D I N G S

‘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

a circle with teeth

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 Fair Maid of Perth

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

Wallace Road

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:

‘So humble, so lacking in egotism’

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’

To see what Scott saw

How is he, that gentle gardener?

Blackadder Walled Garden, Berwickshire. Music credit: King Creosote, live, Glasgow Concert Hall, 12 March 2020.

‘Wild spirits at Gallipoli’

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’

Just for one day

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

Blackadder walled garden

can outlive stone

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!

Blackadder

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