something already in the past

This wonderful photograph of a Chestnut tree in the South Downs featured in the Scotsman, 16 February 2021. I have superimposed onto this image the words of Kathleen Jamie from … Continue reading something already in the past

For my mum and dad

These films about Edinburgh are for my mum and dad. Mrs Picken, an elderly widow, who day after day, year after year, left an apple on her window-sill for me … Continue reading For my mum and dad

The first architecture on the grand scale to appear in the New Town

35 St Andrew Square was built for Andrew Crosbie of Holm [1736-1785]. This house was the first architecture on the grand cale to appear in Edinburgh’s New Town. No 35 … Continue reading The first architecture on the grand scale to appear in the New Town

“In order to begin to heal”

Sir Tom Devine, the Herald, Sunday 14 June 2020: D U N I R A, a lost garden, which Nature is healing: