Notes from HERE and THERE

Holmhill House, Dunblane, where extraordinary charity began. Grace Donaldson raised thousands of pounds for charities and alongside financial legacies, left on her death, the park of Holmehill to the children … Continue reading Notes from HERE and THERE

Glassingall Gardener

Glassingall Mansion House, just North of Dunblane, was demolished in the months before my birth. I have seen photographs of it, and to my eyes, it looks to have been … Continue reading Glassingall Gardener

Boghead

As an NHS doctor I worked in West Lothian for more than five years. I became very fond of the place and the people: where I found everydayness and kindness … Continue reading Boghead

Gourdiehill

Patrick Matthew of Gourdiehill, Perthshire (1790 –1874) was a true social maverick. Many folk more able than I, are endeavouring to secure his proper place in history. On Gourdiehill, cultural … Continue reading Gourdiehill

bird song

This short film is based on a cycle journey from my home, Mossgrove, Westerton Drive, Bridge of Allan to Moss farm, Carse of Lecropt. At the time of making this … Continue reading bird song

Moss farm

I have been taking my daily exercise by cycling around the Carse of Lecropt. In doing so I noticed a track to a copse of trees. This was once the … Continue reading Moss farm

The Garlet

A9 dualling: additional information

The A9 is currently undergoing work to dual the stretch between Luncarty and the Pass of Birnam. If you are heading north on Scotland’s trunk road let your imagination recreate … Continue reading A9 dualling: additional information

In every moment is a world unseen

I recently came across a postcard of Kilmaron castle. Four years ago I made this film about it: Kilmaron castle was demolished in the summer of 1985 and “Live Aid” … Continue reading In every moment is a world unseen

Aldbar

Thursday 20th February 2010. Aldbar, south of Brechin. The trees are of Alblar are now at their best [but not ‘maintained’] The family of Alblar has been forgotten. [The castle … Continue reading Aldbar

Christina: a new folk performance

Last night, in Brechin Town House, I was fortunate to be among the audience for this new folk performance by Essa Flett: a beautiful imagination of the life Miss Christina … Continue reading Christina: a new folk performance

Balbardie

Designed by Robert Adam, Balbardie was described as his best classical house in Scotland, the grand manner in miniature. Balbardie had a life lived short: barely sixty years. Balbardie House … Continue reading Balbardie