Stitched-in-together

Last Saturday, at Twickenham, Scotland played England in the 150th test. Stuart Hogg was the captain for Scotland and his shirt was embroidered with the the name of Francis Moncrieff … Continue reading Stitched-in-together

‘Kick the sleepers away’

In August 1952 the historic mansion of Carnbroe, Lanarkshire, was demolished: Carnbroe had a fine walled garden that nestled within a bend of the North Calder Water. Beside this walled … Continue reading ‘Kick the sleepers away’

‘The reality of editing’

Extracts from the Scotsman review of ‘A swim in a pond  in the rain’ by George Saunders: This is a film about a house that was called ‘Rockville’. It was … Continue reading ‘The reality of editing’

Have you climbed a MUNRO?

Have you climbed a MUNRO? Hugh MUNRO of Lindertis, 1856-1919, was a Scottish mountaineer best known for his list of mountains in Scotland over 3,000 feet (914.4 m), known as … Continue reading Have you climbed a MUNRO?