home where hearty fireplaces hold up walls that are not needed; where windows unseen invite the world in.
Loch Eilt is a freshwater loch in the West Highlands of Scotland, and separates the traditional districts of Morar, to the north, and Moidart, to the south. Loch Eilt [loch … Continue reading ‘House island’
This was the ‘Portfolio’ feature in last Sunday’s Herald. It feaured a new book entitled ‘Linda McCartney: The Polaoroid Diaries’. Last year visited High Park, Kintyre and I made this … Continue reading ‘The Polaroid Diaries’
A film about Samalaman which featured in a recent Sunday newspaper as “do-upper-of-the-week”: Most of the photographs in this film come from here [I do not have copyright for these … Continue reading Samalaman
This was filmed at Barbreck, Argyll. It is about the friendship between James Archibald Campbell and Patrick Geddes. This film is for Ian Collins, who like Patrick Geddes has shown … Continue reading To feel the wider life of Art
Photograph: Barbreck Mausoleum from the Folly Words: some of a page from ‘A Far Cry From Kensington’ by Muriel Spark Other ruins can be found here.
One of my first memories is of Inishail, an island of Loch Awe. To a deafening rifle salute the Duke of Argyll was sent out on a boat to be … Continue reading Inishail
This fascinating building has a fascinating story. It was built for a purpose that was never to be realised. The Kist, Vol 27, reveals what little is known:
A family photograph taken at the Tower of Glenstrae where I spent my summers:
This film is for Mrs Palmer. Patricia Palmer was the caretaker of the Tower of Glenstrae [one of the ‘retreats’ of my uncle when home from Africa.] Mrs Palmer, a … Continue reading The Kist
This is a 1971 review of a book of ten years before. It was published in The Kist, Number Two, Martinmas 1971:
It is most unlikely that you will have come across ‘Watchman’: yet he has been around since 1714. Watchman was erected over a newly found spring by Archibald Campbell of Barbreck. … Continue reading M Y . N A M E . I S . W A T C H M A N