The pestling of the Hippocratic oath by a market-driven world

I have come to consider mortar & pestle pharmacy signs as representing the pestling of the Hippocratic oath by a market-driven world, aided and abetted by existential fear. One of … Continue reading The pestling of the Hippocratic oath by a market-driven world

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

GORGET OINTMENT

I have had a longstanding interest in old pharmacy and chemist shops. This interest began in childhood! One of my earliest memories was from my pram: above me I could … Continue reading GORGET OINTMENT

NOTICE of REMOVAL

The Morrison family were once well known in Forres. This family ran a Grocery shop from 120 High Street,  where they lived above the shop: On the last day of … Continue reading NOTICE of REMOVAL