Reunion at Rouken Glen

A short film inspired by an Edwardian postcard album that belonged to Sian’s great-aunt. This film is for Sian and Eileen. Music credit: The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams … Continue reading Reunion at Rouken Glen

A firebrand returns

I have been listening to CARNAGE the latest album by Nick Cave made with the violinist Warren Ellis. It is both moving and harrowing and presents a world of loss … Continue reading A firebrand returns

‘Tomb of the Red Lady’

This film is about a mausoleum in Warriston Cemetery, Edinburgh. The mausoleum no longer survives as it was heavily vandalised and had to be demolished in the late 1980s [the … Continue reading ‘Tomb of the Red Lady’

A whole Gothic world had come to an end

Patrick Allan-Fraser of Hospitalfield, Arbroath, had this mortuary chapel and mausoleum built as a memorial to his wife Elizabeth following her death in 1873. I visited it with my wife … Continue reading A whole Gothic world had come to an end