The Highland Hotel Robbers

The newspaper reports [in timeline] of the “Highland Hotel Robberies”. The ‘robbers’ photographed  before being locked-up in Inveraray Jail: “Captain James Edward Lyon” [aka Jimmy Lyons] was found guilty and … Continue reading The Highland Hotel Robbers

Kenneth Kaunda

I share Lord Steel’s astonishment that the Scotsman did not report the death of Kenneth Kuanda, Zambia’s first President. This letter, by Lord Steel, was published in the Scotsman on … Continue reading Kenneth Kaunda

Secret of the Yew Tree

‘If we are on a path of initiation into the secrets of landscape, earthlore and healing, the yew tree can become a powerful heirophant.’ The Ormiston Yew The circular Yew … Continue reading Secret of the Yew Tree

A fine view

This lovely story features in the Book of Scottish Anecdote. I was fortunate to spend long periods of my childhood in Argyll. This film recalls some of that time: