I dinner’d wi’ a Lord

A film about Nether Catrine Hoose, Ayrshire. Music Credit: Chasing the sun – by James Ross Poem: by Rabbie Burns, recited by Brian Cox (for BBC Scotland)

herring and silk: loss, light

I was very fortunate to have been commissioned by Alexander McCall Smith to make short films of two of the songs from ‘These are our Hands’. One of those films … Continue reading herring and silk: loss, light

Samalaman

A film about Samalaman which featured in a recent Sunday newspaper as “do-upper-of-the-week”: Most of the photographs in this film come from here [I do not have copyright for these … Continue reading Samalaman

Hame

So you think you know what it is to be Scottish? Well, read ‘Hame’ by Annalena MacAfee. It is a lovely book. This is my “Review”:

flight of ideas

“Flight of ideas” is a term considered by psychiatry to represent “pathology”. It is included in International diagnostic criteria for major mental illness. For many years now I have collected … Continue reading flight of ideas

Glasgow Style

This film is a plea for all COMET-seekers to restore ‘GLASGOW STYLE’ to this reach of the Clyde. Music credits: (1) ‘Collapsing Time’ by Dexter Britain (free to share under … Continue reading Glasgow Style

The Kist

This film is for Mrs Palmer. Patricia Palmer was the caretaker of the Tower of Glenstrae [one of the ‘retreats’ of my uncle when home from Africa.] Mrs Palmer, a … Continue reading The Kist

According to Orders

The auld hoose of Turnalt in Argyll is now semi-ruinous. However it still carries grace in its symmetry and proportions. It had ‘Adam style’ before there was Adam. Turnalt hoose … Continue reading According to Orders

The only absolute non-stops

This film is about the road over the Capel o’ Mount in Scotland and a ruined Inn called Knowegreens. The Only Absolute Non-Stops from omphalos Music credits: (1) ‘Beyond the … Continue reading The only absolute non-stops

To be in the presence of absence

This is a film about Straid, near Comrie. It’s clearance and the farms nearby. Words are my own except for Liz Lochhead, who I cannot match. Music credit: ‘Beyond the … Continue reading To be in the presence of absence