“And still preserve this emblem of a mind”

This temple had eight pillars arranged around it and was built by Colonel William Fullarton on the isthmus at Troon. It had an inscription on it: Baccho laetitiae datori, amacis … Continue reading “And still preserve this emblem of a mind”

Dunbog House

Dunbog House, Fife, was demolished in 1952. An Eastern gable somehow survived and is now covered by ivy and surrounded by trees. This sad account of the house was given … Continue reading Dunbog House

Miss Christina Gib

This page is a work-in-progress. It is about Maulesden House, Brechin which was demolished shortly after WWII. Miss Christina Gib (1824-1863), who was born at Maulesden House, compiled musical notebooks … Continue reading Miss Christina Gib

Never again will a single story be told . . .

The life and times of Craigends, Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland. With thanks to John Berger, Virginia Woolf [and Mrs Dalloway] Music Credit: ‘After Life’ by Pictish Trail (from BBC Scotland Quay … Continue reading Never again will a single story be told . . .

Hope Endures

This film is about a Scottish castle that was demolished in 1956. Craighall castle, Fife, was an ancient seat of a a Scottish family that reached out. This film is … Continue reading Hope Endures

Ruins: by a ‘modern ruin’

Mavisbank: Hatton House: Gladney House: Temple of Decision: Gartincaber: Rossie Castle: Auchtavan, Glen Fearder: Barnbarroch House: Meigle steading: Jerah: Straid, Comrie: Bishopfauld, Comrie: Edmonstone Estate, Edinburgh: Amisfield Estate: Kennetpans: The … Continue reading Ruins: by a ‘modern ruin’

That small space in the whole of time

On Sunday 23rd September we explored Strathearn. We were looking for Craigmill cottage, but alas we were to find that it had long since been demolished. In its place is … Continue reading That small space in the whole of time

He walked out through the entrance gate

The sun had just risen on Sunday 22nd July 2018 as I walked through golden crops to Panmure Estate (I was in my kilt as later that morning I was … Continue reading He walked out through the entrance gate

‘Down comes the house that nobody wants’

Early morning of Sunday 22nd July 2018 I explored Panmure Estate near Carnoustie. Panmure house was demolished in 1955 but much of its designed landscape survives. The following is an … Continue reading ‘Down comes the house that nobody wants’

Left-behind gateway

This is a film about a house that was called ‘Rockville’. It was built by the architect James Gowans at the end of Napier Road, Edinburgh. Rockville was demolished in … Continue reading Left-behind gateway

Orchardhead, Bothkennar

This 17th century Laird’s House had its own tower. It sat by the edge of the Forth where the river Carron enters the estuary. In its grounds it had a … Continue reading Orchardhead, Bothkennar