“naked as Achilles ran three times round”

Charles Robert Cockerell (1788 –1863) was an English architect, archaeologist, and writer. He went on an extended Grand Tour lasting seven years, mainly spent in Greece. He was involved in … Continue reading “naked as Achilles ran three times round”

When you say I like biscuits (nuces philosophicae)

Nuces philosphicae – the study of the philosophy of words. This film was inspired by the 200th anniversary of the Scotsman newspaper on the 25th January 2017. As a child … Continue reading When you say I like biscuits (nuces philosophicae)

Time held green

Chapter three of ‘Repeats its love’: Time held green [1] Just last week whilst in Edinburgh for a medical conference, the writer spent his lunchtime rather unsociably walking over the … Continue reading Time held green

Rachel Gordon of Abergeldy

With the death of Peter, the thirteenth laird of Abergeldy, in 1819 the entrail took a knights-shift. Peter had no son and heir to leave his estate, and so it … Continue reading Rachel Gordon of Abergeldy

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