The last known portrait of Walter Scott

This, the last known portrait of Sir Walter Scott, was painted in Naples in April 1832, by Mrs Auldjo and was signed by Scott. The simple ink wash sketch shows … Continue reading The last known portrait of Walter Scott

House of Biscuits

Aberlour House in Moray was built in 1838 by William Robertson for Alexander Grant, a slave-owner, planter and merchant from Aberlour, after his return to Britain. His niece, Margaret Macpherson … Continue reading House of Biscuits

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

Something of the sky

This film is for Sian. Thanks to Mike Mckenzie for writing such a beautiful song from his home.