Jenny Nettles

A letter printed in the Scotsman, 2 October 1888: Earlier that century: The Fifeshire Journal, 27 August 1835: The Scotsman, 24 August 1839: The Fife Herald, 21 November 1844: The … Continue reading Jenny Nettles

Outside medicine he was a keen gardener

A few years ago I spent a week exploring Scottish gardens that had been tended by a namesake – Peter Gordon, ‘Jobbing Gardener, Forres’. I had considered that, despite having … Continue reading Outside medicine he was a keen gardener

Secret of the Yew Tree

‘If we are on a path of initiation into the secrets of landscape, earthlore and healing, the yew tree can become a powerful heirophant.’ The Ormiston Yew The circular Yew … Continue reading Secret of the Yew Tree

Heaven at last

In 1897, a Newport solicitor,  Robert Walker came across  a tombstone in Kilmany churchyard to an ancient Fife family. On a well-preserved copper plate he found the most beautiful words … Continue reading Heaven at last