Platform 11

There was once a very special garden located where today folk arrive to, and leave from, Waverley Station, Edinburgh. This Physic garden sat at the east end of the Nor … Continue reading Platform 11

Edinburgh’s Orphan Hospital

In 1727 Edinburgh merchant Andrew Gairdner, set up a charitable subscription to raise funds to build an orphan institution. The resulting Orphan Hospital, built between 1734 and 1781, below the … Continue reading Edinburgh’s Orphan Hospital

A firebrand returns

I have been listening to CARNAGE the latest album by Nick Cave made with the violinist Warren Ellis. It is both moving and harrowing and presents a world of loss … Continue reading A firebrand returns