1972: A design for Bannockburn Heritage Centre

This striking design was commissioned by the National Trust for Scotland for Bannockburn Heritage Centre. Several generations of our family have visited this Heritage Centre. I believe that the photograph … Continue reading 1972: A design for Bannockburn Heritage Centre

‘Battle for the Wallace Monument’

As reported in the Stirling Observer, 16 September 2020. Did you know that there was an even greater ‘battle’ over the Wallace Monument which goes back over 160 years – … Continue reading ‘Battle for the Wallace Monument’

Tullybeagles

Colonel William Mercer of Aldie and Meikleour was clearly very fond of his Tullybeagles estate and had ercected, sometime before 1790, a white obelisk on  top of Craig Gibbon. This … Continue reading Tullybeagles

You are HERE.

On Sunday 5th July 2020 I climbed Craig Gibbon to the obelisk on top. This obelisk was erected by Colonel William Mercer of Aldie and Meikleour. In his time it … Continue reading You are HERE.

“Humbug”

The Editor of the Scotland on Sunday, in reference to language used in Parliament in the last week of September 2019, was of the opinion that it was: The Editor … Continue reading “Humbug”

‘Sign strikes moving car’

Drummond Arms Hotel, Crieff, is on the Buildings at Risk Register. In the Perth Courier of the 24th December 2018 was a report on the former hotel that was titled … Continue reading ‘Sign strikes moving car’