On the south bank of the sea loch that is Loch Fyne, above Newton Bay, is a small summit known in Gaelic as: Tradition (little more than oral recall) has … Continue reading ‘Hill of the Resurrection’
This film is for my Granny who died in 1998. She used to take me on the bus into Edinburgh and we fed birds in Princes Street Gardens. It is … Continue reading Princes Street Gardens
A quote from ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald. This is for Mrs Picken.
My mother recently showed me the current edition of Colinton Magazine which contains memories of Mrs Picken and her husband. I have often shared my memories of Mrs Picken on … Continue reading Memories
Last week I visited Craigroy on the Altyre Estate. My great-great-grandparents, John Gordon and Euphemia Ferguson, raised their family here before moving to Cothall. More than 30 years ago my … Continue reading Craigroy [do you think memories are made of atoms too?]
This is from life, I was there: exploring secrets hidden behind shapes, colours and scents – the smell of that philadelphus, god almighty! In Canto One I lived on, flew … Continue reading Canto One