The Crew Ship COLUMBO

In Faslane Cemetery, just by the gate, is this tombstone: It was erected by the widow of John  Reeve who died of Cholera on board of the Crew Ship Columbo … Continue reading The Crew Ship COLUMBO

‘the way everything has slowed down’

Dani Garavelli, is a freelance journalist that I admire. Her weekly feature in Scotland on Sunday is one that I look forward to. In last Sunday’s edition, Dani Garvelli wrote … Continue reading ‘the way everything has slowed down’

The Auld Gardener

John McGregor was Gardener for Dunblane. Today he would be called a “Council worker” but in his time his occupation was termed: “Statute Labourer”. John McGregor lived with his wife … Continue reading The Auld Gardener

27 High Street, Dunblane

I rise very early, and on Monday I went for a local walk along the Allan Water to Dunblane. It was a little drizzly and the river was in good … Continue reading 27 High Street, Dunblane

Keir Gardens

Keir estate is a most ancient one. For centuries it was owned by the Stirling family but is now in private ownership. If you have traveled on the M9 is … Continue reading Keir Gardens

Hats, Hats, Hats!

During this Coronavirus pandemic, as my once daily local exercise, I have visited early in the morning, our local churchyard at Logie. It is where my Grandfather and Granny are … Continue reading Hats, Hats, Hats!

Achravole

The graves of three people were buried in this small enclosure in 1830. They had all died of Cholera and their friends declined to carry them any further for fear … Continue reading Achravole