He was an eccentric, happiest at home in his garden

As far as I can establish there is no surviving painting of John Ramsay of Ochtertyre. He died in 1814, several decades before the science of photography. John Ramsay was … Continue reading He was an eccentric, happiest at home in his garden

Two shadows meet

From the Book of Scottish Anecdote: This is a short film about my visit to meet with Henry Home (Lord Kame) on the 1st January 2019. Henry Home was a … Continue reading Two shadows meet

last of a long line

Yesterday, a guy-dreich mist partially lifted, and I walked from the ruins of St Lolan’s church to ‘Christ’s Well’: An ancient pathway that the A84 Stirling-Doune road followed. The ruins … Continue reading last of a long line

The Well Hoose

The following account of visiting Bridge of Allan Well House is by Dr Murray Cook [as published in the Stirling Observer, 7 October 2020] The following images were taken by … Continue reading The Well Hoose