The Secret Garden

This film is a re-imagining of finding Newton Mausloeum. This mausoleum was built before 1809 [for Alexander Gordon whose family wealth came from trading slaves]. The Newton Mausoleum is beside … Continue reading The Secret Garden

from End to End

This short artistic film is about a gardener, who I call ‘the gentle gardener’.  This Victorian gardener carried the same name as me. He died in 1885 aged 57 years: … Continue reading from End to End

“Consider the perfection of the infinite unseen”

The career, and it would seem the passion and love of Peter Gordon (1823-1885) ‘the gentle gardener’, began at Newton, Rayne, in Aberdeenshire. The ‘gentle gardener’ then traveled to Edinburgh … Continue reading “Consider the perfection of the infinite unseen”

The World’s First Meridian Line

Our daughter has flown free of the nest to study Maths at the University of St Andrews. My recall of my life as a student (so long ago) seems still vivid. … Continue reading The World’s First Meridian Line

Gin a body meet a body

Chapter Seven of ‘Repeats its Love’: Gin a body meet a body 1907. This was the year that colour came to Mavisbank Institution for the Nervous. It was the year … Continue reading Gin a body meet a body

Rachel Gordon of Abergeldy

With the death of Peter, the thirteenth laird of Abergeldy, in 1819 the entrail took a knights-shift. Peter had no son and heir to leave his estate, and so it … Continue reading Rachel Gordon of Abergeldy