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

Only 2 people at one time

All footage taken in ‘Lockdown’ At 59 secs into this film a blurred picture of Patrick Geddes appears. He is standing in Edinburgh’s Cowgate. Patrick Geddes has had a major … Continue reading Only 2 people at one time

Tommy Bryce

I came across this photograph in the CANMORE archive. The position of repose made me laugh. The image was annotated “Professor T H Bryce in Shetland. Copied from a photograph … Continue reading Tommy Bryce

Arborglyphs

In 1874, Robert Louis Stevenson and his father, inscribed their initials and a symbol of the rising sun into a tree in the corner of the garden surrounding Swanston Cottage: … Continue reading Arborglyphs