Rabbie Burns made two [recorded] visits to Stirlingshire. Of these visits, the most definitive account was published in 1899: Betty Black’s Inn. ‘PH’ bottom left, off Brook Street First OS … Continue reading Where recorded history has gone astray: Rabbie Burns
In a letter to his friend Stephen Bann, the artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay once concluded “Sometimes my wee best seems just not good enough”. This is a feeling … Continue reading ‘Sometimes my wee best seems just not good enough’
The latest film by Omphalos is a “two culture” film. There are of course many more than two cultures, as Ian Hamilton Finlay rightly pointed out: This film is for James … Continue reading “I wish to be independent”
Today it is the 25th January 2015. Rabbie Burns was born on this day in 1759. My family have a story about Rabbie Burns. It is not widely known. In … Continue reading Turn again, thou fair Eliza!