An overlooked Scot

The Scotsman 16th August 2022: The Scotsman, 17 October 1923 The discovery of Insulin: To play this short film please click here or on the image above.

Canto 2

The following short films by Peter are about poets and poetry [please click on each image to play a different film]: Balansnummer [a protest poem]: I have written my heart … Continue reading Canto 2

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