Miss Christina Gib

This page is a work-in-progress. It is about Maulesden House, Brechin which was demolished shortly after WWII. Miss Christina Gib (1824-1863), who was born at Maulesden House, compiled musical notebooks … Continue reading Miss Christina Gib

Extinction Rebellion

As featured in yesterday’s Perthshire Courier. Recently I visited the Dundee V & A with family and put together a post called ‘Scottish Design‘: All pictures taken at V & … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion

Scottish Design

All pictures taken at V & A, Dundee, on the 4th July 2019 [with occasional graphic text added by me]

Carsebreck

My great-grandfather, Wilfrid Lawson Gibson, was Surveyor for Perthshire for 40 years and had his office in Dunblane. His surveyors bookcase came to me and sits on our stair landing … Continue reading Carsebreck

Digamma

This film is about Reverend George Gilfillan of Dundee. His two best friends called him ‘Digamma”. George Gilfillan was born in 1813 and died in 1878. A monument to him … Continue reading Digamma

How mechanical should healthcare be?

These two fliers are currently being shared by the Royal College of Psychiatrists:   The following words, it seems to me, are appearing more frequently in healthcare:   It is … Continue reading How mechanical should healthcare be?

May it be granted the older you are

On the 26th of April 2016 I attended the Cross Party Group on Mental Health and Older People, Age and Ageing, held at the Scottish Parliament. The following is an  … Continue reading May it be granted the older you are

Driving the wrong way through history

Mr Magoo and Brideshead Revisited: now that is a strange combination! Almost as mad as myopia and dynamite when put together! This film is about Charles Brand Ltd, Dundee. This company … Continue reading Driving the wrong way through history

Where eagles soar (part 2)

Given such infamous inextricability, you may not be surprised to learn that Camlet John had brothers, and his elder brother Joseph is of particular interest. For clarity this Joseph has … Continue reading Where eagles soar (part 2)