Dunbog House

Dunbog House, Fife, was demolished in 1952. An Eastern gable somehow survived and is now covered by ivy and surrounded by trees. This sad account of the house was given … Continue reading Dunbog House

The Magnetic and the True North

Have you travelled north? If so, have you ever reached ‘True North’? Do you consider ‘the Magnetic North’ to be the same as ‘True North’? And on this matter, how … Continue reading The Magnetic and the True North

lived experience

In yesterday’s Herald I came across this offer “compromising nothing more than a derelict farm and outbuildings”: As you can see it comes with full planning consent for demolition to … Continue reading lived experience

Auld friends and visitors

I recently shared a film that I made at what little remains of Craighall Castle, Fife. I had long wanted to visit the castle as it was featured in “Fife … Continue reading Auld friends and visitors

Hope Endures

This film is about a Scottish castle that was demolished in 1956. Craighall castle, Fife, was an ancient seat of a a Scottish family that reached out. This film is … Continue reading Hope Endures

“He was familiar with every road in Scotland”

Yesterday, whilst searching for family story, I found this obituary of my great-great-great grandfather: My great-great-great grandfather, John Gordon (born 1816, died 1899) was born in the ‘fairm-toun’ of Bovaglia … Continue reading “He was familiar with every road in Scotland”

Rowan and Ash Lament for Bovaglia (part 1)

Chapter 3 of ‘Deeside Tales’: Rowan & Ash Lament – Bovaglia I expect this to be a difficult chapter to write, not because I am blinded by my love of … Continue reading Rowan and Ash Lament for Bovaglia (part 1)

God with us – Abergeldy (part 2)

It is time now to leave the Jacobite cause and to return to Peter Gordon the eldest son of Captain Charles and Rachel Gordon. This Peter was to become the … Continue reading God with us – Abergeldy (part 2)

Wolf McAndrew – Lynvaig

Chapter 6 of ‘Deeside Tales’: Wolf McAndrew – Lynvaig  It was a curious yet stirring dream. It all started at the Cosh with a vintage car rally of which I … Continue reading Wolf McAndrew – Lynvaig