Suicide of a Captain

Last year I visited Thurso bay to visit the memorial to Captain Michael Atwell Slater [1796-1842] the hydrographer who helped chart Scotland’s coastline. Alas, I found that his memorial had … Continue reading Suicide of a Captain

“Just doing, speaking, writing . . . “

Last Sunday we were in Edinburgh to meet a cousin of my mother’s but having arrived early had some time to wander. Twenty five years earlier, one of my first … Continue reading “Just doing, speaking, writing . . . “

GAS LIGHT

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

A house within a house

On Monday the 19th February 2018, with a friend, I explored Carronshore and the designed landscape that survives around Carron House. Carron House has a fascinating history that is tied … Continue reading A house within a house