BRAIN LOAN

Not far from Glenkindie, in remote Donside there is a marshy place known as ‘BRAIN LOAN’ BRAIN LOAN runs alongside Burny Gully. It so happens that my friend, Dr John … Continue reading BRAIN LOAN

outdoors and a sense of proportion

I have been pruning the fruit trees in our garden and am now puggled! I find that being outdoors helps bring a sense of proportion.   

For my mum and dad

These films about Edinburgh are for my mum and dad. Mrs Picken, an elderly widow, who day after day, year after year, left an apple on her window-sill for me … Continue reading For my mum and dad

A gifted pioneer

Of the folk that I would have loved to have met, Robert Louis Stevenson would be first. Next would be Walter Scott. At this “impossible table” I would include one other: Colin McWilliam. … Continue reading A gifted pioneer