Where recorded history has gone astray: Rabbie Burns

Rabbie Burns made two [recorded] visits to Stirlingshire.  Of these visits,  the most definitive account was published in 1899: Betty Black’s Inn. ‘PH’ bottom left, off Brook Street First OS  … Continue reading Where recorded history has gone astray: Rabbie Burns

There’s no blue like a Giotto blue

An old landmark of Bridge of Allan: a white bridge that was painted blue. For Caroline Stuart Clarke and her family. .

Twa Gables

I recently came across this photograph of the newly built Victoria Bridge in Perth. It was taken in 1900.  This bridge was initially called by the locals the ‘Twa Gable’ … Continue reading Twa Gables

A fine view

This lovely story features in the Book of Scottish Anecdote. I was fortunate to spend long periods of my childhood in Argyll. This film recalls some of that time: