Tinkers’ Heart

Rab Scott, my grandfather, was a fruit farmer and kept several orchards in Stirlingshire. He used to reminisce about the travelling folk – “tinkers” – who camped on Sheriffmuir and … Continue reading Tinkers’ Heart

Alva Ice House

On Sunday 26th September 2021 we were able to explore Alva Ice House thanks to: James Raymond Johnstone inherited the Alva House estate in 1795. He added a new west … Continue reading Alva Ice House

A retired glen

On Thursday morning I explored Sheardale glen and climbed the ridge. Sheardale is in Clackmannanshire, just west of Dollar. To access the estate you have to cross the river Devon … Continue reading A retired glen

The Ross Fountain

Daniel Ross , ‘Old Daniel’, was a successful gunmaker in Edinburgh: He also had a shop on St Andrew Street where the doorway stone flourishings, with his monogram, survive to … Continue reading The Ross Fountain