Made by my daughter from my old work shirts

Facemask [June 2020]

A roadside garden

Mossgrove, Bridge of Allan, 23 May 2020. Music credit: ‘Cars in the garden’ by Paul Buchanan

‘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’

‘In Gordon Street’

Last week, the Scotsman featured ‘In Gordon Street’ as its ‘poem of the week’. This poem by Gerry Cambridge reminded me of a night, when with my son Andrew, we … Continue reading ‘In Gordon Street’

2mm

This short film is about a village response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Footage is from Bridge of Allan and from our house and garden. The voice is that of Alastair … Continue reading 2mm

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

Shocking death at Bridge of Allan Station

When I was last up to Lecropt, and having time on my hands, I slowly wandered around a meadow of graves. I came across this one: Defaced by time I … Continue reading Shocking death at Bridge of Allan Station

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