DISCOVERY and EXCAVATION in Scotland

On Friday 3rd July 2020, the first day that the Covid-19 ‘5 mile limit’ had been lifted, I chose to explore Strathbraan in Perthshire. The day was wet and the … Continue reading DISCOVERY and EXCAVATION in Scotland

‘Wife of Otto’

In front of Dunblane cathedral there is a dark marble grave with a fallen cross. The design is very stark and the fallen cross long and thin. It looked manly. … Continue reading ‘Wife of Otto’

Captain Phillips

A friend from Australia, aware of my interest in Johnston Shearer, the pioneer Scottish Photographer, recently sent me this photograph of Captain Phillips as taken in 1870 at 242 Union … Continue reading Captain Phillips

A voyage to Australia

The following is the emigration diary of Joseph Gordon (born 1794 – died 1881). Joseph sailed from Dundee, leaving on Thursday 16 September 1841 and arrived in Sydney on the … Continue reading A voyage to Australia