Drookit

The ‘five-mile limit’ was lifted today:

Apollo’s Temple

25 February 2019: Peter and Sian wandered the grounds of Taymouth Castle. It was the first day of a wonderful short break. We were looking for ‘Apollo’s Temple’. We came … Continue reading Apollo’s Temple

‘the way everything has slowed down’

Dani Garavelli, is a freelance journalist that I admire. Her weekly feature in Scotland on Sunday is one that I look forward to. In last Sunday’s edition, Dani Garvelli wrote … Continue reading ‘the way everything has slowed down’

Something of the sky

This film is for Sian. Thanks to Mike Mckenzie for writing such a beautiful song from his home.

‘Wife of Otto’

In front of Dunblane cathedral there is a dark marble grave with a fallen cross. The design is very stark and the fallen cross long and thin. It looked manly. … Continue reading ‘Wife of Otto’

AYE

This film is a little bit mad. It features the village of Bridge of Allan in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. The voices that you here are of Grayson … Continue reading AYE

Sandy Islet

On Monday I took a walk along the Allan Water towards Stirling and it’s castle. Leaving Mossgrove, I passed the play-park where children are currently no longer free to play … Continue reading Sandy Islet

‘Grandfather’s car at the Cabrach’

Some of my films on the Cabrach, Scotland:

‘For truly she is Nature’s gentlewoman’

Mrs Mary Law, Cabrach Postmistress, born 1847, died 1949:

F I N D I N G S

‘FINDINGS’ by Kathleen Jamie is a book that you should read. Kathleen’s way of seeing wowed John Berger. No wonder. Here are some of my favourite findings from FINDINGS:   … Continue reading F I N D I N G S

a circle with teeth

I recently went to collect the disused circular saw blade from the abandoned and derelict Lanrick saw mill. My understanding is that the whole site of Upper Lanrick is soon … Continue reading a circle with teeth

We will get through this

The village of Bridge of Allan is rallying around to support one another in this troubled time: When walking to the local shop from our house we first pass the … Continue reading We will get through this