Jenny Nettles

A letter printed in the Scotsman, 2 October 1888: Earlier that century: The Fifeshire Journal, 27 August 1835: The Scotsman, 24 August 1839: The Fife Herald, 21 November 1844: The … Continue reading Jenny Nettles

Polmaise Castle Garden

It was lovely to read about this community effort in Polmaise Castle Gardens [Stirling Observer, 31 March 2021]. A few years ago I made this film about the sad fate … Continue reading Polmaise Castle Garden

His suicide was likened to a library burning down

The TIMES review  of ‘A Tomb With a View’ by Peter Ross begins and ends with Shane Mac Thomáis [1967 -214].

The Auld Gardener

John McGregor was Gardener for Dunblane. Today he would be called a “Council worker” but in his time his occupation was termed: “Statute Labourer”. John McGregor lived with his wife … Continue reading The Auld Gardener