‘a useless and unhealthy puddle’

Earlier this year I put together an account of the history of East Princes Street Gardens which was primarily based upon the research of Connie Byrom: Recently, John Adam, a … Continue reading ‘a useless and unhealthy puddle’

a Nursery manager

David McIntosh, gardener, florist, and nursery manager, has been forgotten by time. I came across the above invoice in archives that survive silent as light. David Mcintosh died in May … Continue reading a Nursery manager

Eagle and Henderson

One of my obessesions is with gates and gateways. The above gateway was designed in the 1840s for the Leith Walk Nursery of Eagle and Henderson: Eagle and Henderson called … Continue reading Eagle and Henderson

11.18

My uncle, John Gibson Scott, once owned Tower of Glenstrae in Argyll. The house was looked after by his mother (my Granny). The Tower has a wonderful view of Kilchurn … Continue reading 11.18