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

Dawdle to sniff the beauty of the world

This is a film about Dunira’s lost garden (near Comrie) This film is in part, a celebration of nature over narcissism. Music credits: (1) ‘Clouds gathered’ – by Terry Davies … Continue reading Dawdle to sniff the beauty of the world

How many gateways revisited?

This is a film about Edmonstone house and its designed landscape. It neighbours the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary, Little France. My understanding is that planning has been approved for 173 homes. … Continue reading How many gateways revisited?

A New scene of thought

Closing chapter to ‘Repeats its love’: A New scene of Thought [1] It was the philosopher Schelling who pointed out that “Nature opens its eyes . . . and notices … Continue reading A New scene of thought