Hame

So you think you know what it is to be Scottish? Well, read ‘Hame’ by Annalena MacAfee. It is a lovely book. This is my “Review”:

Ruins: by a ‘modern ruin’

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’

Correction Wynd

My view is that to go forwards one really has to appreciate backwards. [The film is about identity – can it be found in a name – and questions what belonging … Continue reading Correction Wynd

Histories never end, but go on living in their consequences

This film is based upon Cammo House, at least what is left. Robert Louis Stevenson has stated that the “House of Shaws” in Kidnapped was based on Cammo House on … Continue reading Histories never end, but go on living in their consequences

Gauch farm, Cabrach

This farm is called “Gauch” (phonetic pronunciation is ‘jaach’) For centuries this was the homestead of generations of “Peter Gordons”. God Forbid! A family though that is unrelated to me. I did … Continue reading Gauch farm, Cabrach

If there could be a name

This farm is called “Gauch” (phonetic pronunciation is ‘jaach’) For centuries this was the homestead of generations of “Peter Gordons”. God Forbid! A family though that is unrelated to me. I did … Continue reading If there could be a name