Where recorded history has gone astray: Rabbie Burns

Rabbie Burns made two [recorded] visits to Stirlingshire.  Of these visits,  the most definitive account was published in 1899: Betty Black’s Inn. ‘PH’ bottom left, off Brook Street First OS  … Continue reading Where recorded history has gone astray: Rabbie Burns

INSIDE science

In this piece, published in the Scotsman, 16 February 2021, Professor Graham Watt argues why ‘science can only take us so far in medicine’:

‘a useless and unhealthy puddle’

Earlier this year I put together an account of the history of East Princes Street Gardens which was primarily based upon the research of Connie Byrom: Recently, John Adam, a … Continue reading ‘a useless and unhealthy puddle’

Playfair brought light

The architect William Henry Playfair brought light to specimens in jars. More than two hundred years later so did Kathleen Jamie in her book FINDINGS. I was born in Edinburgh … Continue reading Playfair brought light