As an NHS doctor I worked in West Lothian for more than five years. I became very fond of the place and the people: where I found everydayness and kindness … Continue reading Boghead


May I introduce to you the ‘Bathgate Gaberlunzie’:

Etherised: ‘a plodding antiquary’

For many years I have slept poorly. By 5 am I am generally up and about. If I could sing I would join the dawn chorus! In current times, where … Continue reading Etherised: ‘a plodding antiquary’


Balbardie House, Bathgate, West Lothian, was the very last house designed by Robert Adam. He died before his drawings left his desk. Balbardie house, built after Robert Adam’s death, was … Continue reading Balbardie