True father of cinema

William Friese-Greene (1855 – 1921) was a prolific English inventor and professional photographer. He is known mainly as a pioneer in the field of motion pictures, having devised a series … Continue reading True father of cinema

Site of Core Stanes

The following account of Alexander Walker [1819-1905] is based on material kindly shared in the Glenbuchat Heritage Archive. It is important to fully acknowledege all credit to this wonderful archive. … Continue reading Site of Core Stanes

Cosmic light and skeletons

John Herschel, 1792 – 1871, was an English polymath, mathematician, astronomer, chemist, inventor, and experimental photographer. Herschel’s Preliminary Discourse (1831), which advocated an inductive approach to scientific experiment and theory-building, … Continue reading Cosmic light and skeletons

All that survived was age-old feeling

Did you know that Kirkpatrick MacMillan invented the first bicycle. In this film, Peter and Ian cycle back through in time, on a childhood adventure: an adventure where Peter was reminded of what … Continue reading All that survived was age-old feeling