Catherine

Child on tippy-toes on a chair winding her grandfaither’s clock. Wee Catherine we are a’ in transit facing a warld in by’oot. It wis saiven-twenty when you finished winding the … Continue reading Catherine

The Politician’s clock

Weel done Edinburgh for returning the “politician’s clock” tae the window of Transit House on Calton Hill. In this post I share what I have found in the archives about … Continue reading The Politician’s clock

The Scottish Pharmacist

In an antique shop in Grantown in Spey I came across a 1978 edition of ‘The Scottish Pharmacist’. Some of the articles made me laugh out loud but led to … Continue reading The Scottish Pharmacist

GAS LIGHT

This film is for Truthman30 Credits: (1) Footage of Grangemouth from the brilliant film ‘SHUTDOWN’  (2) ‘Vote for Me’ – by the Specials (I do not have copyright) (3) Quotes … Continue reading GAS LIGHT

‘Truth is bigger than any one perspective’

This is not an attack upon science. It is no more than a film that seeks the wonderful libraries that may be found at the end of corridors. How truthfully … Continue reading ‘Truth is bigger than any one perspective’

ASTROV

This film is an ‘attack’ on biomedical determinism. This film voices others. Roy Porter Sylvia Plath Matt Haig Ian Hamilton Finlay Anthony Doerr Anton Chekhov Tomasi di Lampedusa Albert Camus … Continue reading ASTROV

Leonard Bast’s umbrella

I collect fictional quotes about umbrellas. I first did so after reading ‘No one writes to the Colonel” by Gabriel García Márquez. Since then I have found fictional brollies everywhere! At … Continue reading Leonard Bast’s umbrella

The Rebel Antiquary

I write and make films in my study or sanctum sanctorum. This is the comfy domain of ‘The Antiquary’. This film is inspired by others and by their wonder. It … Continue reading The Rebel Antiquary

Being part of something larger than ourselves

I feel most fortunate that I have been given the opportunity to help as a volunteer for Green Routes. This charity is based in the old walled garden of Gartmore House. … Continue reading Being part of something larger than ourselves

Room under the umbrella

Minervation Ltd (Mental Elf) has recently shared an analysis and critique of the following paper stating that it was “deeply flawed and unreliable”: The analysis of this paper by Dr … Continue reading Room under the umbrella

Heal

This is a film about Oban Hydropathic. Work began on this in 1880 but was abandoned two years later. A further attempt was made to complete the Hydropathic in 1896 … Continue reading Heal