A9 dualling: additional information

The A9 is currently undergoing work to dual the stretch between Luncarty and the Pass of Birnam. If you are heading north on Scotland’s trunk road let your imagination recreate … Continue reading A9 dualling: additional information

The Godwits Fly

This is a film about Kincaldrum House, Inverarity, Forfarshire:

‘Was sold just after the last war on the condition that it was not to be dwelt in again’

“Fit for a Prince”

The cover story of the property supplement in today’s Scotland on Sunday features the beautiful restoration of Kingsburgh Boathouse, Skye. Nearly five years ago I made this experimental film after … Continue reading “Fit for a Prince”

And. The. Just / Who.

John Matheson of Bennetsfield followed the Earl of Cromarty in 1745, in support of Prince Charles, and fought on that side, with some of his brothers, on the fatal field … Continue reading And. The. Just / Who.

grave full of years

Here in Radical Park where the unemployed were once employed: semi-circular panels in spandrels still rise up into an arch. Father-to-son, until 1902 ballads foretold that the Celtic Graemes would ‘never … Continue reading grave full of years

‘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’

Ruins: by a ‘modern ruin’

Mavisbank: Hatton House: Gladney House: Temple of Decision: Gartincaber: Rossie Castle: Auchtavan, Glen Fearder: Barnbarroch House: Meigle steading: Jerah: Straid, Comrie: Bishopfauld, Comrie: Edmonstone Estate, Edinburgh: Amisfield Estate: Kennetpans: The … Continue reading Ruins: by a ‘modern ruin’

A step closer

It is encouraging to read in today’s newspapers that Bannockburn House is “a step closer to community ownership”: Next weekend, 30th September and 1st October, there is an extremely rare opportunity to … Continue reading A step closer

God With Us – Abergeldy (part 1)

Chapter 4 of ‘Deeside Tales’: Abergeldy has become a dear friend to me and perhaps in another life I would be fortunate enough to be its chatelaine. Yet that is … Continue reading God With Us – Abergeldy (part 1)