I recently came across this photograph of a Victorian gardener who worked in Glen Creran, Argyll. The photograph was annotated with the name of the gardener: Peter Rankin. To me … Continue reading Glen Creran gardener
With the Covid-19 pandemic and ‘lock down’ I have been retreating into the garden where I need not distance myself from the emerging green shoots of life. I have recently … Continue reading Scottish Gardener
Yesterday Andrew ran the Stirling half-marathon and ran his best time yet. We enjoyed cheering on all the runners. In-between starting and finishing times we wandered around auld Stirling stopping … Continue reading Stirling Marathon
This film is an ‘attack’ on biomedical determinism. This film voices others. Roy Porter Sylvia Plath Matt Haig Ian Hamilton Finlay Anthony Doerr Anton Chekhov Tomasi di Lampedusa Albert Camus … Continue reading ASTROV
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
Andrew Robert Gordon was born when the comet Hale Bopp was shining brightly in the night sky. What follows are quotes from some of my favourite writers and poets. … Continue reading You get to see the cosmic blaze
HMS Proserpine. A photo essay by Ian Collins June 2018 Military structures from both world wars punctuate the Orkney landscape; amongst them is this building from WW2 at Lyness on … Continue reading HMS Proserpine
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?
By Dr Peter J. Gordon January 2011 What follows starts out from a car park, an almost empty psychiatric hospital car park at that! Why should you be interested? Well … Continue reading Cell Mates
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
The Antiquary: “is preoccupied on every level by the relation between past and present.” Mary Midgley: “These doctrines are often bizarrely over-confident and over-simple” George Orwell in Why I Write: … Continue reading Silent as light
Christina Paterson Danks who died of a broken hairt. Stirling, 10th May 1889.