statues

“Meet you at the statue in an hour” is the closing line of the song ‘Piazza, New York Catcher’ by Belle and Sebastian. This line is repeated twice.     … Continue reading statues

“It’s an outrage!”

It is now more than 3 years since I heard the above presentation at this Continuing Medical Education (CME) event: Dr Christmas considered the over- and under- prescribing of antidepressants … Continue reading “It’s an outrage!”

Mrs Crudelius

Some years ago, in the archive of the The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, I came across a photograph of a tombstone with two angels … Continue reading Mrs Crudelius

“When Harry met Mary under the Yew tree”

It has been romantically recalled [in folklore] that Lord Darnley and Mary Queen of Scots were betrothed under an ancient yew tree in the grounds of Crookston Castle, Renfrewshire. This … Continue reading “When Harry met Mary under the Yew tree”

‘P R O O F’

This is a film about Glasgow Green Station. The station was opened on 1 November 1895 and closed again on 2 November 1953. The artist Douglas Gordon made a piece … Continue reading ‘P R O O F’

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’

The The

Last night we attended The The performing at the Glasgow Concert Hall.  Wow, it was a great concert! 35 years ago, as a 17 year old, I painted my bedroom … Continue reading The The

‘Good Acts Wanted’

Albert Ernest Pickard died in his 90th year as a result of an accidental fire. Pickard left a Testament that instructed his estate to be considered under the terms of … Continue reading ‘Good Acts Wanted’