Psychiatry in General Practice (the early 1990s)

The following editorial was by Dr James Guy Edwards. It was published the year before I started training in psychiatry: The author was Editor of this Text Book: The first … Continue reading Psychiatry in General Practice (the early 1990s)

Mrs Crudelius

Some years ago, in the archive of the The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, I came across a photograph of a tombstone with two angels … Continue reading Mrs Crudelius

EXIT music

This photograph is of a corridor that led out to a courtyard in the old hospital that I trained in. That hospital was Royal Cornhill in Aberdeen. I used to … Continue reading EXIT music

who died . . .

The pharmacist Gilbert Farie relies upon Dr John Flaxman. Each year, Dr Flaxman chooses a day to celebrate as his “deathday”.  

‘The Italian Romanesque style is unusual for Aberdeen’

It must have been around 1994 when I bought this watercolour of Belmont Street, Aberdeen for Sian’s birthday. It is by Jimmy Furneaux, an Aberdeen artist and teacher who made … Continue reading ‘The Italian Romanesque style is unusual for Aberdeen’

Kellys Cats

This is a short film on “Kellys Cats”, some of which can still be found as cast iron parapets on Union Street Bridge, Aberdeen. They were designed by the architect … Continue reading Kellys Cats

From Correction Wynd [long before shopping malls]

This was the view from Correction Wynd, Aberdeen in 1963. It was from a time before shopping malls, however Marks and Spencers is still there. Yesterday we picked up our … Continue reading From Correction Wynd [long before shopping malls]

Ruins: by a ‘modern ruin’

Mavisbank: Hatton House: Gladney House: Temple of Decision: Gartincaber: Rossie Castle: Auchtavan, Glen Fearder: Barnbarroch House: Meigle steading: Jerah: Straid, Comrie: Bishopfauld, Comrie: Edmonstone Estate, Edinburgh: Amisfield Estate: Kennetpans: The … Continue reading Ruins: by a ‘modern ruin’

Then it’s years later . . .

This was my desk when I was a medical student in Aberdeen, sometime around 1990. I used to draw musical artists from album covers. Here is Annie Lennox and David … Continue reading Then it’s years later . . .

Light and his life had become inseparable

This film is based on a Radio Scotland interview with Brian May and Professor Roger Taylor on the 15 August 2018. The host was Grant Stott. Taylor and May have … Continue reading Light and his life had become inseparable

Brian May and George Washington Wilson

In August 2018, Brian May, Queen Guitarist will launch a book in Aberdeen on the pioneering landscape photographer George Washington Wilson. I have had a long fascination with Scotland’s pioneering … Continue reading Brian May and George Washington Wilson