James Skene (1775-1864), advocate, antiquarian and confidant of Sir Walter Scott, had a profound sense of Edinburgh as a changing city. In the early 19th century, he witnessed, at first … Continue reading R E E K I A N A
Sir Arthur Mitchell (1826 – 1909) was a Scottish doctor involved in the study and care of patients with mental illness. He served on several public commissions, and wrote widely … Continue reading The Past in the Present
Aldbar castle, south of Brechin was demolished in 1965.
The Den o’ Aldbar is very beautiful. It is a quiet place where Nature is reclaiming antiquity:
This film is about one of Scotland’s smallest islands: Eilean nam Faoileag, Loch Rannoch. This film is dedicated to the Royal Society of Edinburgh On this island is a Folly. … Continue reading Albyn’s Anthology
On Monday I visited the ruined church and ‘oratory’ of Kilneuair in Argyll. It is an incredibly ancient place and utterly remote. I will be making a film about Kilneuaur, … Continue reading A very early “selfie”