Theatrical Excitement in Edinburgh

The above is from the Book of Scottish Anecdote. I made this film about Scotland’s first theatre: The Book of Scottish Anecdote gives this account of the Theatre in Shakespeare … Continue reading Theatrical Excitement in Edinburgh

Scottish vocalist

John Wilson (1800–1849) was a Scottish singer born in Edinburgh’s Canongate. His family did well enough to move to the new town. His family moved to 4 South Princes Street, … Continue reading Scottish vocalist

The private journal of a wandering Antiquary

Alexander Ormiston Curle (1866–1955) despite training as a lawyer his interests quickly changed to archaeology and antiquarianism.  From August 1908 until February 1909 he set out to record all of … Continue reading The private journal of a wandering Antiquary

Happy Birthday dear Margaret

This film is password protected: the password is 1943 At the rehearsal for Dandie Dinmont libretto, held at Melrose Primary School, the artists sang Happy Birthday to my mother Margaret … Continue reading Happy Birthday dear Margaret