Hold Everything Dear

Featuring the gates to Sighthill Cemetery, Glasgow. When Duncan Brown took this photograph [c1856] the cemetery was largely empty. Music credit: ‘Reaching out to you’ by Snow Patrol

Last Monday

The following poem is addressed to Robert Hepburn who died in Temple, 1798.  It is based on a  stone gateway that has out-survived the house that it long since introduced. … Continue reading Last Monday

“rock that is older than thought”

In today’s Herald, Rab McNeill shares the wonder of reading previously unpublished poems by Nan Shepherd and how this inspired him to add a line from one of these poems … Continue reading “rock that is older than thought”

travelling North

travelling North – the old road North has been bypassed, and the new road is a series of roundabouts. [a tear in my eye] travelling North – thoughts skipped without … Continue reading travelling North

BIG TIME [it’s just me]

Filmed at Easter Limekilns, Dava, Scotland, 2nd August 2020. Music credit: Cosmic Love – a live performance by Florence and the Machine. This film is for CAROL FRASER.

The sky is alive

Thunderstorm, Bridge of Allan, Wednesday 12 August 2020 [3am – 5am] Music credit: The Glitter Freeze – by Gorillaz

an ordinary Degree

I gained two ordinary degrees before becoming a specialist. Sian, my wife, has been a General Practitioner in all the time that we have been together. I am now retired … Continue reading an ordinary Degree

incredible shapes

A passage from The Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd

Omphalos films

My short films can be found here [the  above quote “Shapes, sounds, the energies and acuteness of life,” is from The Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd]

There was no time

This is  from The Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd

She understood

[the full context of this quote can be found in The Quarry Wood]  

I like this place

The words are from The Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd