Bonnie Airlie

In the University of St Andrews photographic collection came across this delightful photograph taken on the approach to Airlie castle in 1890. It would be fun to write a short … Continue reading Bonnie Airlie

Long journey back

Being a magpie in old archives can be serendipitous. In the Aberdeen Press and Journal of 18 May 1985, this poem in Doric, titled Long Journey back  was shared: At … Continue reading Long journey back

Fair scunnert

Aberdeen Press and Journal, 30 March 1932:


This calotype, taken in Forres, circa 1882, includes my father’s grandfather, John Gordon [seated in the centre]. If you look closely you will see that he has a squint. John … Continue reading Squint