Stone feathers, frozen mid-flight

I recently read this book by Peter Ross: This is a deeply moving book written by a man who observes much of what most of us fail to see! I … Continue reading Stone feathers, frozen mid-flight

‘Vintage note’

This delightful sketch of the globe was drawn by the Scottish architect James Salmon. The sketch was an integral part a letter dated 10 July 1899. It is understood that … Continue reading ‘Vintage note’

‘The Two Worlds Opinion’

John Wright Paton was born in 1825 at Kennetpans on the banks of the river Forth. By 1851 he had been appointed as Head Gardener at Crimonmogate, Aberdeenshire: It is … Continue reading ‘The Two Worlds Opinion’

Garden Cottage

For nearly half-a-century Nicol Cathie was gardener at Airthrey Castle. He and his wife lived in Garden Cottage by auld Logie Kirk. Garden Cottage has been abandoned for many years … Continue reading Garden Cottage