Dare to be Wise

Malcolm Allan of Coneyhill, Bridge of Allan.

Farewell

Stirling Observer, Wednesday, 21st October 2020:

The Owl Man

Malcolm Allan, the Owl Man, died in his home, Coneyhill House, Bridge of Allan, 2nd October 2020. He will be most sadly missed, and without him, the village will never … Continue reading The Owl Man

revolutionary TIME [the language of MUSIC]

Setting: Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan Date: passing time Music: Gorillaz Street Performance of “Humility” For: Rachel and the Owl man With thanks to: Kathleen Jamie, Charles Dickens, Bernard MacLaverty, … Continue reading revolutionary TIME [the language of MUSIC]

By late afternoon

Monday began as very wet but by late afternoon the sun had come out in the village of Bridge of Allan.

The Well Hoose

The following account of visiting Bridge of Allan Well House is by Dr Murray Cook [as published in the Stirling Observer, 7 October 2020] The following images were taken by … Continue reading The Well Hoose

‘We’ve really missed you’

Ruban Rouge, 61 Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan is open again. This boutique offers ‘Women’s fashion from across Europe. From Classic to Casual’.  One of my Granny’s friends used to … Continue reading ‘We’ve really missed you’

SPA CLEAN to re-open

The launderette on Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan, sometimes features in my films. Today it has a sign in the window announcing that it will re-open on the 8th June … Continue reading SPA CLEAN to re-open

A place in Scotland’s story

This is the current window display for the shop ‘COLLECTIONS’ on Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan. The shop is closed at present due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I am a … Continue reading A place in Scotland’s story

2mm

This short film is about a village response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Footage is from Bridge of Allan and from our house and garden. The voice is that of Alastair … Continue reading 2mm

Country Pursuits

We have lived in Bridge of Allan for two decades and throughout this time the shop ‘Country Pursuits’ has been a comforting presence on Henderson Street (the main thoroughfare through … Continue reading Country Pursuits

‘Nature’s Fashionable Lounge’

Today, I was [again] humbled by [another] happenstance reminder of how little I really know about the world that surrounds me! This reminder happened in the natural course of the … Continue reading ‘Nature’s Fashionable Lounge’