Letters from the Mountains

Anne Grant of Laggan was born Anne MacVicar in Glasgow in 1755. She was the daughter of Duncan MacVicar, an army officer. The family spent some time in North America … Continue reading Letters from the Mountains

Polmaise Castle Garden

It was lovely to read about this community effort in Polmaise Castle Gardens [Stirling Observer, 31 March 2021]. A few years ago I made this post about the sad fate … Continue reading Polmaise Castle Garden

Two shadows meet

From the Book of Scottish Anecdote: This is a short film about my visit to meet with Henry Home (Lord Kame) on the 1st January 2019. Henry Home was a … Continue reading Two shadows meet

last of a long line

Yesterday, a guy-dreich mist partially lifted, and I walked from the ruins of St Lolan’s church to ‘Christ’s Well’: An ancient pathway that the A84 Stirling-Doune road followed. The ruins … Continue reading last of a long line