21 Island Street

On the 4th September, at 21 Island Street, Galashiels, a gardener died. This was his garden: Today, the gardener’s home is an empty Bakers Shop. Why might you be interested … Continue reading 21 Island Street

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