The sea has given up its dead

A few weeks ago I visited Larbert old churchyard to look for a Dove.  Having only just passed through the churchyard gate I came across this gravestone with nautical carvings … Continue reading The sea has given up its dead

To become a ‘National Music Centre’

This is great news! What a wonderful act of philanthropy this is by Carol Grigor: For many years I have been part of a widely shared determination to see Edinburgh’s … Continue reading To become a ‘National Music Centre’

The Night Mail to the North

This evocative image was painted by Waller Hugh Paton in 1872. It depicts an evening steam train leaving Bridge of Allan station, heading North. Waller Hugh Paton [1828-1895] was a … Continue reading The Night Mail to the North

‘Death of a Heavy Weight’

In November 1872, Hector Dove came to Bridge of Allan’s Hydropath as he was feeling poorly. A week later his death, at the age of 54, was widely reported in … Continue reading ‘Death of a Heavy Weight’