This temple had eight pillars arranged around it and was built by Colonel William Fullarton on the isthmus at Troon. It had an inscription on it: Baccho laetitiae datori, amacis … Continue reading “And still preserve this emblem of a mind”
Photograph: Barbreck Mausoleum from the Folly Words: some of a page from ‘A Far Cry From Kensington’ by Muriel Spark Other ruins can be found here.
This film is about one of Scotland’s smallest islands: Eilean nam Faoileag, Loch Rannoch. This film is dedicated to the Royal Society of Edinburgh On this island is a Folly. … Continue reading Albyn’s Anthology
Last week’s episode of ‘Out of Doors’ had Euan MciLwraith investigating a listener suggestion that the centre of Scotland might be a folly near Doune. I have made two short films … Continue reading The Centre of Scotland
Some years ago, when I first visited this stone tree – the MacGregor monument – it took me a whole day to find! So very few know about it. Here … Continue reading A stone tree!
Mavisbank: Hatton House: Gladney House: Temple of Decision: Gartincaber: Rossie Castle: Auchtavan, Glen Fearder: Barnbarroch House: Meigle steading: Jerah: Straid, Comrie: Bishopfauld, Comrie: Edmonstone Estate, Edinburgh: Amisfield Estate: Kennetpans: The … Continue reading Ruins: by a ‘modern ruin’
The sun had just risen on Sunday 22nd July 2018 as I walked through golden crops to Panmure Estate (I was in my kilt as later that morning I was … Continue reading He walked out through the entrance gate
Avondale House, by Polmont:
call it folly, call it my pursuit a sense of loss, the secret of art. [the body of work reflects the disappearance of the artist himself] Music credits: (1) Bluebell, … Continue reading Hundy Mundy
A short home-made film about Gartincaber Tower which is now a collapsed ruin. Acknowledgement: One of the photographs of Gartincabe Tower is from the Stirling Smith collections is by Stirling … Continue reading Yesterday I walked to the very centre of Scotland