Scotland’s oldest clockmaker dead

In January 1920, William Craik of Dalkeith, then ‘Scotland’s oldest clockmaker’ died. He advertised: “as a practical man W.C. would particularly recommend these American watches to those working men requiring … Continue reading Scotland’s oldest clockmaker dead

Pitmiddle village

On Thursday 6th July 2017, on a wet summer morning, I set off to find the deserted village of Pitmiddle, in the Carse of Gowrie, Perthshire. What follows is a … Continue reading Pitmiddle village

To root in these very specific places

T S Eliot rooted poems about ideas in very specific places. He was very interested in yew trees: The following film is on the Fortingall Yew. Time passes. Listen.