The Night Mail to the North

This evocative image was painted by Waller Hugh Paton in 1872. It depicts an evening steam train leaving Bridge of Allan station, heading North. Waller Hugh Paton [1828-1895] was a … Continue reading The Night Mail to the North

t a k i n g T H E i n s i d e O U T S I D E

It was wonderful to read in Scotland on Sunday, 30 May 2021, that Hospitalfield House and Gardens have re-opened to the public.  I look forward to re-visting soon! Footnote: I … Continue reading t a k i n g T H E i n s i d e O U T S I D E

A force of nature

When I moved to Aberdeen in 1985 to study Medicine the first poster that I bought was from Aberdeen Art Gallery. It was this wonderful painting ‘Brother and sister’ painted … Continue reading A force of nature

Secret of the Yew Tree

‘If we are on a path of initiation into the secrets of landscape, earthlore and healing, the yew tree can become a powerful heirophant.’ The Ormiston Yew The circular Yew … Continue reading Secret of the Yew Tree