Queen’s Park

When I came across this photograph of Queen’s Park, Glasgow, in the CANMORE archive I shed a tear. You might wonder why? In 2005 I became very familiar with Queen’s … Continue reading Queen’s Park

Glen Elg

For me, a broch, any broch, however ancient, returns thoughts to family: 2008: 2015:

A gifted pioneer

Of the folk that I would have loved to have met, Robert Louis Stevenson would be first. Next would be Walter Scott. At this “impossible table” I would include one other: Colin McWilliam. … Continue reading A gifted pioneer

Arborglyphs

In 1874, Robert Louis Stevenson and his father, inscribed their initials and a symbol of the rising sun into a tree in the corner of the garden surrounding Swanston Cottage: … Continue reading Arborglyphs

Gunner Hope

WWII , Nether Linklater, Orkney. For all that have suffered and lost as a consequence of any war.  

PIPE Lane

A one minute film about PIPE LANE PUBLIC TOILETS, Portobello. Now Please Wash Your Hands! Muscic Credit: Gradual Inclination – The National Jazz Trio of Scotland

of absence and presence

In 1855, Duncan Brown, Janitor for the Glasgow School of Art and pioneering amateur photographer, took a photograph of five men and two boys in a garden . . . … Continue reading of absence and presence

‘There’s this shadow beside him in the painting’

Apart from the closinq quote – which is from Peter Pan – the passages  below are all from MAYFLIES by Andrew O’Hagan:

Published

Sian keeps reminding that I need to make more clear [a priori set out] the context of my thoughts! This film is based on the first Edinburgh home of Allan … Continue reading Published

Glenfruin School house

I visited Glenfruin School House last week. It is currently for sale. The artist, Gregor Ian Smith, was it’s last lived occupant.