It was the rain

This film is for the Reverend Charles Brian Holliday (1934 – 2019). My uncle was known by his middle name Brian. The music is ‘To A Wild Rose’ by MacDowell … Continue reading It was the rain

‘Like the deck of a ship’

Kennetpans, an estate on the river Forth near the Kincardine Bridge, used to belong to my grandfather’s grandfather, Bob Scott (the man standing tall in a hat). Here is my … Continue reading ‘Like the deck of a ship’

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


I was most fortunate that throughout my childhood I was able to spend the summer months in Argyll. My uncle, John Gibson Scott, had a cottage high above the shores … Continue reading Argyll

Memory hold-the-door

This film is an artistic representation of a visit to the house that John Buchan was born in. Peter and Sian visited 20 York Place, Perth on Saturday 16th September … Continue reading Memory hold-the-door

It’s an inanimate object, but all the same it is a book-case

I recently inherited my great-grandfather’s bookcase. It’s first home was in the Dunblane office of Wilfrid Lawson Gibson, Chartered Surveyor and Engineer. The text in this image comes from The … Continue reading It’s an inanimate object, but all the same it is a book-case


I am: This was my father’s Branch at Fairmilehead, Edinburgh: This is my father Alan Stuart Gordon:   This was his certificate for: Alan Stuart Gordon was also: Here is … Continue reading Synchronicity