Samalaman

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

To feel the wider life of Art

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

For ruin was certainly ahead

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.

The Kist

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

M Y . N A M E . I S . W A T C H M A N

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

According to Orders

The auld hoose of Turnalt in Argyll is now semi-ruinous. However it still carries grace in its symmetry and proportions. It had ‘Adam style’ before there was Adam. Turnalt hoose … Continue reading According to Orders

A Monument of War

Gallanachmore Minefield Control Tower was a World War II Extended Defence Officers Post (XDO) It is situated at Gallanachmore above the Sound of Kerrera. It is a large concrete tower … Continue reading A Monument of War