‘At this stage of the pandemic’

I visited Pluscarden Abbey on the last day of July 2020. Sadly it was not open. This notice was pinned on the Abbey doorway:    

Never FAR Away

On my recent trip to Moray I stayed in a Guest House in Elgin. To get to Elgin Town Centre I had to use this subway. I found the wording … Continue reading Never FAR Away

Restoration Project: Callanish Blackhouse Tearoom

Please might you support Emma Rennie in the restoration of this Callanish Blackhouse as a Tearoom. Full details can be found here. In the summer of 2008, as a family, … Continue reading Restoration Project: Callanish Blackhouse Tearoom

Heatherbell

Filmed at Heatherbell, Dava on Sunday 2nd August 2020. Heatherbell is to be found on the road north from Grantown On-Spey (A939) a little beyond Lochindorb. Music credit: Goldfrapp – … Continue reading Heatherbell

‘BUCKIE is coming out of its buckie’

Having visited 20 Main Street, Buckpool: I came across a building that caught my eye. On first sight it looked like a chapel. On further investigation I found that it … Continue reading ‘BUCKIE is coming out of its buckie’

The Misses Morrison

On the last day of July 2020, I visited the now ruinous East Lodge of Aberlour House, near Charlestown of Aberlour. This was once home to the Morrison family. The … Continue reading The Misses Morrison

Odds and Ends [a large selection of wallpapers]

This film is about diversity: how it is displayed and how it is ‘understood’. Some time ago I came across this long since abandoned Drapers Shop on the Buildings at … Continue reading Odds and Ends [a large selection of wallpapers]

an ordinary Degree

I gained two ordinary degrees before becoming a specialist. Sian, my wife, has been a General Practitioner in all the time that we have been together. I am now retired … Continue reading an ordinary Degree

incredible shapes

A passage from The Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd

Omphalos films

My short films can be found here [the  above quote “Shapes, sounds, the energies and acuteness of life,” is from The Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd]