I came across this much broken and worn tombstone in Kirkliston Kirkyard. I believe it commemorates Alexander Gibson who was 50 years a gardener at Newliston House.
It was lovely to find Earlshall featured in this week’s Scotland on Sunday and to hear how yew shapes abandoned in an Edinburgh garden were brought to this Fife garden … Continue reading Shapes abandoned
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”
Scottish Chapter Prize: EGOs get in the way of being true. I was awarded every award in my post-medical landscape. But awards are not signs to be posted on maps. … Continue reading ‘in my post-medical landscape’
EGOs get in the way of life and land. I was awarded every award in my post-medical landscape. But awards are not signs to be posted on maps. Let nature … Continue reading Scottish Chapter Prize
The first in a series of films celebrating the work of Geoffrey Jellicoe. Music Credit: “Alice”
Filmed at Mossgrove, Bridge of Allan, on Saturday 22nd April 2017. For my Grumpa, Rab Scott, for revealing to me graft, love and blossom. To Sian, who saw a garden … Continue reading The manner of what we make defines us
22 years ago I was awarded distinction by the University of Edinburgh for my dissertation on hedges. I recall the gist of my dissertation but not the detail: I first … Continue reading My dissertation on Hedges