for rhubarb

In June 1871, Robert Scott of Boathouse won a prize for his Rhubarb. I recently made a raised bed to grow rhubarb but the rhubrab will be for eating and … Continue reading for rhubarb

Gartshore Garden Party

This film is about the gardens of Gartshore House, near Kirkintilloch. Gartshore was owned by the Whitelaw family. Gartshore House was demolished in 1955. Music credits: (1) ‘Scott Walker Revisited’ … Continue reading Gartshore Garden Party

‘The best collector of clocks’

Charles Octavius Swinnerton Morgan (1803 –1888), known as Octavius Morgan, was a British politician, historian and antiquary. He was a significant benefactor to the British Museum. Following the death his … Continue reading ‘The best collector of clocks’

The Drummond Scrolls

The north front of the old Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh The old Royal Infirmary, designed by William Adam c1738, was an important public building that heralded Edinburgh’s emergence as an 18th-century … Continue reading The Drummond Scrolls