Site of Core Stanes

The following account of Alexander Walker [1819-1905] is based on material kindly shared in the Glenbuchat Heritage Archive. It is important to fully acknowledege all credit to this wonderful archive. … Continue reading Site of Core Stanes

Around Scotland.

This wonderful painting by Siobhan McLaughin featured in yesterday’s Scotland on Sunday. I love the colour, pattern and scale. The painting is called Glen Muick. Glen Muick is one of … Continue reading Around Scotland.

Abergeldie’s gardener

Andrew Wilson [1807-1866] was the Head Gardener for Abergeldie castle for most of his adult life. Andrew Wilson was born in the Kirktown of Skene, a village most familar to … Continue reading Abergeldie’s gardener

Graffiti

This is an account of the grafitti of John Gordon, the last of the ‘Third Family’ of Cluny and  the “richest commoner in Scotland”. Through John Gordon’s graffiti it is … Continue reading Graffiti