‘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

The Godwits Fly

This is a film about Kincaldrum House, Inverarity, Forfarshire:

‘Was sold just after the last war on the condition that it was not to be dwelt in again’