Hunimundias

This was ‘Picture of the Day’ in yesterday’s Scotsman. It is of Hundy Mundy in the Scottish Borders. A story has survived that a Princess called ‘Hunimundias’ lived in the … Continue reading Hunimundias

Somewhere on the other side of the afternoon’s horizon

Peter and Sian had a break in the Scottish Borders, September 2020. We stayed in Kelso, at Ednam House. This is a short film.

‘His solace, his recreation, his enjoyment’

Hector Rose [1826-1872] was Head Gardener at Floors Castle from 1857 to 1868. He was born in Cawdor, the son of a village shoemaker: The early career of Hector Rose … Continue reading ‘His solace, his recreation, his enjoyment’

The last known portrait of Walter Scott

This, the last known portrait of Sir Walter Scott, was painted in Naples in April 1832, by Mrs Auldjo and was signed by Scott. The simple ink wash sketch shows … Continue reading The last known portrait of Walter Scott