TEMPLE [of unknown origin]

Behind Cupar’s Bonnygate, by East Moat Hill, enclosed within a high wall, there is a forlorn, now unroofed, ‘TEMPLE’.  This Category B listed building has survived from the mid-18th century. … Continue reading TEMPLE [of unknown origin]

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’

‘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’

I would have perished had I not persisted

The barony of Carmichael was conferred in 1647 on the direct male descendent of the original Witham Carmichael “to him and his heirs male whatsoever”. Roy Map of 1750: Early … Continue reading I would have perished had I not persisted