Aldbar Castle

Aldbar castle, south of Brechin was demolished in 1965.

The Den o’ Aldbar

The Den o’ Aldbar is very beautiful. It is a quiet place where Nature is reclaiming antiquity:

Aldbar

Thursday 20th February 2010. Aldbar, south of Brechin. The trees are of Alblar are now at their best [but not ‘maintained’] The family of Alblar has been forgotten. [The castle … Continue reading Aldbar

Thomas Small: another of a ‘cloud of witnesses’

COVENANTER’S GRAVE [Ecclesiamagirdle Chapel], Parish of Dron, Perthshire: This name applies to a common flat gravestone in the old chapel yard at Ecclesiamagirdle. Tradition asserts that the “Martyr” Thomas Small … Continue reading Thomas Small: another of a ‘cloud of witnesses’

St Medan’s cave

When on the Mull of Kintyre Peter and Sian went to try and find this cave/chapel. We found that this, the most southern “chapel” in Scotland, no longer survives. It … Continue reading St Medan’s cave

A very early “selfie”

On Monday I visited the ruined church and ‘oratory’ of Kilneuair in Argyll. It is an incredibly ancient place and utterly remote. I will be making a film about Kilneuaur, … Continue reading A very early “selfie”

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’