At Drumclog

The Battle of Drumclog was fought on 1 June 1679, between a group of Covenanters and the forces of John Graham of Claverhouse. The Covenanters’ flag from this battle at … Continue reading At Drumclog

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