James Ironside, a Peterheid loon born in 1865, began his career as a gardener at Pitfour, near Mintlaw: After learning the art, craft and science of gardening at Pitfour, James … Continue reading IRONSIDE
Blackadder Walled Garden, Berwickshire. Music credit: King Creosote, live, Glasgow Concert Hall, 12 March 2020.
It is a reality of nature, time and being, that much of our ‘designed’ human landscape may not last. Yet stories, broken only by the passing moment, can outlive stone!
After visiting Ellemhaugh I travelled further southwards to explore, what remains of Blackadder (near Allanton): Blackadder House was demolished in 1925 by Charles Brand Ltd. Only it’s riverside footings and … Continue reading Blackadder
This is a short film about Rossie Castle, near Montrose, that was demolished [blown up] in 1957:
I was pleased to read in last week’s Stirling Observer that Argaty ruin has been saved from demolition: Over two years ago I made this film about Argaty:
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
This is a post about a house called ‘Rockville’, 3 Napier Road, Edinburgh. It was built by James Gowans. Rockville was demolished in 1966. Today, only the gateposts survive. James … Continue reading Not all of us receive the ends that we deserve
Amisfiled Estate, by Haddington visited by Peter on 16th May 2017. I felt like Charles Ryder or indeed Sebastian from Brideshead Revisited.