Last week’s episode of ‘Out of Doors’ had Euan MciLwraith investigating a listener suggestion that the centre of Scotland might be a folly near Doune. I have made two short films … Continue reading The Centre of Scotland
IN 1747 two avenues of trees were planted at Gartincaber at right angles to each other. The avenue to the north of the house was of beech and has suffered … Continue reading Two avenues of trees
After reading me a bedtime story and putting me to bed my mum used to say, no doubt like her mother said to her when she was wee: “Sleep tight. … Continue reading Snug as a bug in a rug
The Woodside Hotel, Doune, has a special place in the history of both my mother’s family and my father’s family. Today it remains a special place for all our family. … Continue reading ‘a small wayside Inn’
It was by chance that I came across the following reference to Tinagulloch Inn. It no longer survives, not even in memory: collective or otherwise. However it used to be … Continue reading ‘The house of bugs’
Some years ago, when I first visited this stone tree – the MacGregor monument – it took me a whole day to find! So very few know about it. Here … Continue reading A stone tree!
A short home-made film about Gartincaber Tower which is now a collapsed ruin. Acknowledgement: One of the photographs of Gartincabe Tower is from the Stirling Smith collections is by Stirling … Continue reading Yesterday I walked to the very centre of Scotland