On Friday, 24th January 2020 I revisited the Stone Tree of Lanrick. My friend Ian was with me this time. We then had lunch together at the Woodside Hotel, Doune. … Continue reading The Stone Tree of Lanrick
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