Samson’s foot mark

In the old Ordnance Survey book of 1858 there is an account of ‘Samson’s foot mark’ at the west end of Thurso beach, next to a rocky outcrop known as … Continue reading Samson’s foot mark

“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:

‘Hill of the Resurrection’

On the south bank of the sea loch that is Loch Fyne, above Newton Bay, is a small summit known in Gaelic as: Tradition (little more than oral recall) has … Continue reading ‘Hill of the Resurrection’

150 feet above the rest of us

At the weekend, our daughter Rachel made a BLACK LIVES MATTER sign and put it up in our front window beside the RAINBOW that she had previously made with her … Continue reading 150 feet above the rest of us

‘These buds of love’

I once made a film about the lost garden of  D U N I R A . A number of years later, I came across this verse inscribed on a … Continue reading ‘These buds of love’

When Ian explained this to me

I recently read ‘S I G H T L I N E S’ by Kathleen Jamie. It is as wonderful as her ‘F I N D I N G S’. … Continue reading When Ian explained this to me

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

Captain Slater

This film is for Captain Slater. Music credits: (1) ‘Chasing the Sun’ by James Ross (2) ‘Motets’ – by Johann Christian Bach My thanks to Dr Ian Collins The following … Continue reading Captain Slater

Gunpowder

Filmed at Drumdryan Quarry, Cupar, Fife on Sunday 15th December 2019. Music Credits: ‘Motets’ by Johann Sebastian Bach. Dedication: to all fishes, fossilised or otherwise. [please note: the ‘Explosive’ signs … Continue reading Gunpowder

On the last page

A friend and fellow adventurer, knowing my odd ways, recently left two books just inside Mossgrove’s doorway [nobody was home]. On the last page of one of these books was … Continue reading On the last page

“He responded that his profession was being a humanist”

In what follows I have selected some of my favourite quotes from Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes and imaginatively/adventurously/romantically ‘linked’ them with some of my creative work: