Edwin Morgan steps

I made the ‘Edwin Morgan steps’ the best part of 15 years ago. Last week I repainted the inscribed words. On the steps I also carved this: This was how … Continue reading Edwin Morgan steps

Quality Street

Dr Thomas Anderson of Leith was a pioneer of vaccination in Scotland. Sadly, it seems that he has been largely forgotten. Here then is an account of his extraordinary contribution:

Medic’s old lecture notes up for sale

It was with some interest that I read in last week’s Scotland on Sunday about the sale of these old Lecture notes: I have read about the life of Dr … Continue reading Medic’s old lecture notes up for sale

Something very special

For my recent birthday my brother-in-law gave me a bottle of whisky. I was told that it was not for drinking as it is a very old blend [I do … Continue reading Something very special

The world is beautiful

All material used in this short film, apart from archive footage of my children, was taken by Peter on a visit to Glasgow on Monday 9th December 2019. Music Credit: … Continue reading The world is beautiful

Linda McCartney: RETROSPECTIVE

Yesterday, I went to view this retrospective of the photography by Linda McCartney at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. It is well worth a visit. Last year I made this film about … Continue reading Linda McCartney: RETROSPECTIVE

Whistleblowing in NHS Scotland

Like Sir Robert Francis, I prefer the term ‘Freedom to Speak Up‘ to “whistleblowing”. However the Scottish Government has chosen to stick with the latter. The first two films below … Continue reading Whistleblowing in NHS Scotland

‘Bob Dragon’

The Dreghorn Mansion on Great Clyde Street was the last of the old Glasgow Mansions but has now been demolished. It was said to be haunted by Robert Dreghorn “Bob … Continue reading ‘Bob Dragon’

She gangs in brawness

This homemade film is for Ella Rae (a dear friend whose voice closes the film), Catriona my older sister, and Rachel my daughter. Ella Rae died some years ago. I … Continue reading She gangs in brawness

running on the spot

This film is loosely based on what I felt in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, Friday night, 16th August 2019 with Sian and Rachel. Credits (1) The Cure (2) passing time

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