Glenfruin School house

I visited Glenfruin School House last week. It is currently for sale. The artist, Gregor Ian Smith, was it’s last lived occupant.

EPHEMERON [Fig. I]

How would you share what matters to you about your closest friend ? If your best friend was represented as Figure I., and in a Text book, what would you … Continue reading EPHEMERON [Fig. I]

Dare to be Wise

Malcolm Allan of Coneyhill, Bridge of Allan.

Farewell

Stirling Observer, Wednesday, 21st October 2020:

Mum’s the word

Sian shared this delightful account of a family trip to the cinema to watch ‘SCHEMERS’. It originally featured in the Scotsman, 17 October 2020

‘Change is coming’

As reported in the Scotsman, 20 October 2020: Along with this Editorial:

In the language of Angels

Last week I wandered around Faslane cemetery: This post is dedicated to all those who lost their life in the accidental sinking of HMS K13, a steam-propelled submarine, on the … Continue reading In the language of Angels

The Crew Ship COLUMBO

In Faslane Cemetery, just by the gate, is this tombstone: It was erected by the widow of John  Reeve who died of Cholera on board of the Crew Ship Columbo … Continue reading The Crew Ship COLUMBO

Fashion Show

This short film is based on some of the posters made, over many years, by students of The Glasgow School of Art. Music: Talk, Talk, Talk – by C. Duncan

Letters to his gardener

The Letters of John Cockburn of Ormistoun to His Gardener, 1727-1744,  can be read in full here.

The Owl Man

Malcolm Allan, the Owl Man, died in his home, Coneyhill House, Bridge of Allan, 2nd October 2020. He will be most sadly missed, and without him, the village will never … Continue reading The Owl Man