George Orwell: thoughts and feelings of today [currently 2019]
Yesterday we returned from a short break in the Scottish Borders. We were staying at Dryburgh once the home of the 11th Earl of Buchan – a wonderful eccentric who … Continue reading Reappearing on the horizon of a new canto
“Meet you at the statue in an hour” is the closing line of the song ‘Piazza, New York Catcher’ by Belle and Sebastian. This line is repeated twice. … Continue reading statues
David Erskine’s (1772-1837) was a dramatist and Antiquary. In the third of his sketchbooks I found his watercolour of the family home ‘Kirkhill’ in Uphall, West Lothian : I once … Continue reading Sketchbook 3
A film about David Stewart Erskine, the 11th Earl of Buchan, antiquary, eccentric and astronomer. In 1776, David Stewart Erskine commissioned construction on his land of a scale model representation … Continue reading He predicted one of the rarest events in the solar system
I made this film after visiting the Temple of the Muses, by Dryburgh, on the last day of March 2017.