‘The latest estimate’

For a film that I am currently making I have been reading through old copies of the Kirkintilloch Gazette and came across this, most confident reassurance, published in March 1903: … Continue reading ‘The latest estimate’

Shout to the top

I will shout to the top about Drumdruills! This fruit farm and orchard was that of my grandfather. Music credit: ‘Shout to the top’ (a brilliant cover of a Style … Continue reading Shout to the top

‘Fattening calves in Strathaven’

On the way back from Ayrshire we passed this ruin. The old maps have revealed that it was a farmhouse called Dykehead:   It must have still had roof up … Continue reading ‘Fattening calves in Strathaven’

“An atmosphere of calm boredom”

For my birthday my wife bought me the Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire edition of the “Buildings of Scotland”. I was interested to come across this description of Carstairs State Hospital: In … Continue reading “An atmosphere of calm boredom”