Electricity

This watercolour is of a design for a “cookery demonstration exhibition hall”. There is something electric about this beautiful design. No further details are known about it other than the … Continue reading Electricity

MEADOWS, West.

The architect James Gowans deserves to be more widely recognised. A few years ago I made this film about a house built by Gowans that he called ‘Rockville’. This house was … Continue reading MEADOWS, West.

A gifted pioneer

Of the folk that I would have loved to have met, Robert Louis Stevenson would be first. Next would be Walter Scott. At this “impossible table” I would include one other: Colin McWilliam. … Continue reading A gifted pioneer

‘Vintage note’

This delightful sketch of the globe was drawn by the Scottish architect James Salmon. The sketch was an integral part a letter dated 10 July 1899. It is understood that … Continue reading ‘Vintage note’