‘An energetic and brilliant (if quirky) polymath’

The following account of Dr Arthur Brock (1879-1947) is from this paper by David Cantor:

“The Great, Tall, Little, Small, and Insignificant”

I first came across Albert Ernest Pickard (1874-1964) after visiting Bannockburn House: a house with an ancient history, that not so long ago, was owned by him. When I first … Continue reading “The Great, Tall, Little, Small, and Insignificant”

The Laird of Asloss and Sliddery Braes

A film about John Glen Parker of Asloss and Slidderybraes, Kilmarnock. This Laird was able to be completely comfortable with who he was. He put others first. His father was … Continue reading The Laird of Asloss and Sliddery Braes

How oddly all this touches me

The Two Hundredth Anniversary of Darwin’s birth Written by Dr Peter J. Gordon, 12th February 2009 Published on-line here: http://www.carlukehistory.co.uk/gallery/stories_folder/Dr_Rankin_by_Peter.pdf Two hundred years ago today, Charles Darwin was born. Aged … Continue reading How oddly all this touches me