“As a warning to disobedient youth of future generations”

On Monday, my friend, the poet Rab Wilson, took me to Glenarlie Brig: Rab drew my attention to this plaque on the side wall of the brig: A dire warning … Continue reading “As a warning to disobedient youth of future generations”

Iron gate sensitivity

This film is one of a series of omphalos films on gates and gateways. This film is for Thomas Hadden, Blacksmith, East Silvermill Lane, Edinburgh. Image credits: CANMORE archive Music … Continue reading Iron gate sensitivity

Attempts to enter the mind of the writer through the gateway

One of my fascinations/obsessions is with gateways. I realise that this may seem odd, however surviving gateways often lead to places that are no longer there. I have come across … Continue reading Attempts to enter the mind of the writer through the gateway

‘Cyclist killed near home’

Yesterday, I found myself exploring another wee bit of forgotten Scotland. After reaching Haddington, I took the B6355 from Gifford, a route south that I had not taken before. This … Continue reading ‘Cyclist killed near home’