“In order to begin to heal”

Sir Tom Devine, the Herald, Sunday 14 June 2020: D U N I R A, a lost garden, which Nature is healing:

150 feet above the rest of us

At the weekend, our daughter Rachel made a BLACK LIVES MATTER sign and put it up in our front window beside the RAINBOW that she had previously made with her … Continue reading 150 feet above the rest of us

‘These buds of love’

I once made a film about the lost garden of  D U N I R A . A number of years later, I came across this verse inscribed on a … Continue reading ‘These buds of love’

‘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’

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’

Digamma

This film is about Reverend George Gilfillan of Dundee. His two best friends called him ‘Digamma”. George Gilfillan was born in 1813 and died in 1878. A monument to him … Continue reading Digamma

Dawdle to sniff the beauty of the world

This is a film about Dunira’s lost garden (near Comrie) This film is in part, a celebration of nature over narcissism. Music credits: (1) ‘Clouds gathered’ – by Terry Davies … Continue reading Dawdle to sniff the beauty of the world

To be in the presence of absence

This is a film about Straid, near Comrie. It’s clearance and the farms nearby. Words are my own except for Liz Lochhead, who I cannot match. Music credit: ‘Beyond the … Continue reading To be in the presence of absence

Habitually made marginal comments

Filmed at the abandoned farm of Bishopsfaulds, near Comrie. Words: by me and some ‘borrowed’ from Liz Lochhead Music credit: ‘The lost Prince’ – Adrian Johnston (2003)