Mavisbank

I wrote this book about Mavisbank over a decade ago. My book was a good effort but needed a better ending: Opening Chapter of ‘Repeats its Love’ Ventures into our … Continue reading Mavisbank

Oor Big Braw Cosmos

Last night, at the University of Glasgow, I attended the book launch of “Oor Big Braw Cosmos”. It was written by John C Brown, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, and Rab … Continue reading Oor Big Braw Cosmos

Hints

I would suggest that these hints matter today as much as any time in history:

Hame

So you think you know what it is to be Scottish? Well, read ‘Hame’ by Annalena MacAfee. It is a lovely book. This is my “Review”:

Ruins: by a ‘modern ruin’

Mavisbank: Hatton House: Gladney House: Temple of Decision: Gartincaber: Rossie Castle: Auchtavan, Glen Fearder: Barnbarroch House: Meigle steading: Jerah: Straid, Comrie: Bishopfauld, Comrie: Edmonstone Estate, Edinburgh: Amisfield Estate: Kennetpans: The … Continue reading Ruins: by a ‘modern ruin’

You’d sing too

The following poem by Leonard Cohen reminded me of a film that I made for my friend David Humes Harrowes and his partner Jenny. The film below is about singing … Continue reading You’d sing too

It began in the minds of others

This is a film based on a visit to Arniston House on Saturday 9th September 2017. This film suggests that Arniston’s beauty goes beyond any measurement that might be agreed … Continue reading It began in the minds of others

In this exquisite building we sing

This film is for David Hume Harrowes. It is based around a selection of his words. In this exquisite building we sing from omphalos Music: Spem in Alium – by … Continue reading In this exquisite building we sing

May it be granted the older you are

On the 26th of April 2016 I attended the Cross Party Group on Mental Health and Older People, Age and Ageing, held at the Scottish Parliament. The following is an  … Continue reading May it be granted the older you are