A dry fountain that once gushed and sparkled in the sunlight

The very last day of 1911 [as reported in the Stirling Observer]:

horse-rider-eagle

Yesterday morning I explored Silvermills in Edinburgh. Sadly, not very much of this once ancient village survives and the alchemical projects of James IV are all but forgotten. However I … Continue reading horse-rider-eagle

Gartshore Garden Party

This film is about the gardens of Gartshore House, near Kirkintilloch. Gartshore was owned by the Whitelaw family. Gartshore House was demolished in 1955. Music credits: (1) ‘Scott Walker Revisited’ … Continue reading Gartshore Garden Party

Outside medicine he was a keen gardener

A few years ago I spent a week exploring Scottish gardens that had been tended by a namesake – Peter Gordon, ‘Jobbing Gardener, Forres’. I had considered that, despite having … Continue reading Outside medicine he was a keen gardener