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

Voice of the people

Last Thursday I gave a talk on the Orchards of Bridge of Allan for the Rotary Club. This was reported in yesterday’s Stirling Observer: This is the short film that … Continue reading Voice of the people

Kenneth Kaunda

I share Lord Steel’s astonishment that the Scotsman did not report the death of Kenneth Kuanda, Zambia’s first President. This letter, by Lord Steel, was published in the Scotsman on … Continue reading Kenneth Kaunda

for rhubarb

In June 1871, Robert Scott of Boathouse won a prize for his Rhubarb. I recently made a raised bed to grow rhubarb but the rhubrab will be for eating and … Continue reading for rhubarb