Clock Manufacturer, Watchmaker, Optician

In his day, John Stevenson [1853-1927] fixed and maintained many of Aberdeen’s clocks. He also kept ‘regular’ the clocks of Abergeldie castle and Balmoral castle: The above photograph, taken from … Continue reading Clock Manufacturer, Watchmaker, Optician

Outside medicine he was a keen gardener

A few years ago I spent a week exploring Scottish gardens that had been tended by a namesake – Peter Gordon, ‘Jobbing Gardener, Forres’. I had considered that, despite having … Continue reading Outside medicine he was a keen gardener

Around Scotland.

This wonderful painting by Siobhan McLaughin featured in yesterday’s Scotland on Sunday. I love the colour, pattern and scale. The painting is called Glen Muick. Glen Muick is one of … Continue reading Around Scotland.

Abergeldie’s gardener

Andrew Wilson [1807-1866] was the Head Gardener for Abergeldie castle for most of his adult life. Andrew Wilson was born in the Kirktown of Skene, a village most familar to … Continue reading Abergeldie’s gardener