Beauly’s Wych Elm

I was sad to read the following HES report on the ancient Wych Elm in the grounds of Beauly Priory. When I studied Landscape Architecure at the University of Edinburgh … Continue reading Beauly’s Wych Elm

‘Bells chime again’

The Perthshire Courier, 11 June 2021, shared the news that St Paul’s Church, Perth, has been ‘revamped’ into a performanace area and new public space. I think that this is … Continue reading ‘Bells chime again’

TEMPLE [of unknown origin]

Behind Cupar’s Bonnygate, by East Moat Hill, enclosed within a high wall, there is a forlorn, now unroofed, ‘TEMPLE’.  This Category B listed building has survived from the mid-18th century. … Continue reading TEMPLE [of unknown origin]

The private journal of a wandering Antiquary

Alexander Ormiston Curle (1866–1955) despite training as a lawyer his interests quickly changed to archaeology and antiquarianism.  From August 1908 until February 1909 he set out to record all of … Continue reading The private journal of a wandering Antiquary