a garden above High Street

My Granny, Constance Gibson, was born in Dunblane in 1908.  It is likely that she would have remembered this Chemist shop. I cannot ask my Granny about her childhood as … Continue reading a garden above High Street

Princes Street Gardens

This film is for my Granny who died in 1998. She used to take me on the bus into Edinburgh and we fed birds in Princes Street Gardens. It is … Continue reading Princes Street Gardens

‘Picture of the week’

This was the ‘picture of the week’ as shared in Scotland on Sunday, 8th March 2020. It was taken by Jane Barlow. Last week was the 130th Anniversary of the … Continue reading ‘Picture of the week’

Let me share this story one day

artist backwards [I was young] I walked into science. My Granny loved to tell how I could sleep whilst still standing: an ability that I lost before my Granny died. … Continue reading Let me share this story one day

The Kist

This film is for Mrs Palmer. Patricia Palmer was the caretaker of the Tower of Glenstrae [one of the ‘retreats’ of my uncle when home from Africa.] Mrs Palmer, a … Continue reading The Kist

The Birnam Oak

My mother recently gave me her grandfather’s letter opener. It was made from the wood of an ancient Birnam oak. Wilfrid Lawson Gibson, my mother’s grandfather, was a Major in … Continue reading The Birnam Oak

It’s an inanimate object, but all the same it is a book-case

I recently inherited my great-grandfather’s bookcase. It’s first home was in the Dunblane office of Wilfrid Lawson Gibson, Chartered Surveyor and Engineer. The text in this image comes from The … Continue reading It’s an inanimate object, but all the same it is a book-case