Last of Horse Wynd

Those who may be familar with some of the words and images that I share on hole ousia [a non-existent place] will be aware of my fascination with archives! Archives, … Continue reading Last of Horse Wynd

Published

Sian keeps reminding that I need to make more clear [a priori set out] the context of my thoughts! This film is based on the first Edinburgh home of Allan … Continue reading Published

‘A Pair of GOLD SPECTACLES in a Tartan Case’

On 13th November 1881, George Stephen, Watchmaker, Comrie lost his spectacles [presumably going to, or coming from, church]: George Stephen would have been a ‘weel kent’ figure in Comrie given … Continue reading ‘A Pair of GOLD SPECTACLES in a Tartan Case’

Scotland’s oldest clockmaker dead

In January 1920, William Craik of Dalkeith, then ‘Scotland’s oldest clockmaker’ died. He advertised: “as a practical man W.C. would particularly recommend these American watches to those working men requiring … Continue reading Scotland’s oldest clockmaker dead