Stirling Marathon

Yesterday Andrew ran the Stirling half-marathon and ran his best time yet. We enjoyed cheering on all the runners. In-between starting and finishing times we wandered around auld Stirling stopping … Continue reading Stirling Marathon

The Politician’s clock

Weel done Edinburgh for returning the “politician’s clock” tae the window of Transit House on Calton Hill. In this post I share what I have found in the archives about … Continue reading The Politician’s clock

My notebook will be better than a doctor

Filmed on the bridge of Advie, the bridge of Abernethy, the brig o’ Boat and the Logierait Viaduct. Thanks to Yann Martel, E M Forster, T S Eliot, O G … Continue reading My notebook will be better than a doctor

Charlottes’ cave

Recently we had a short break and stayed at Dunkeld House. The original Dunkeld House was demolished in 1824. It sat beside the Cathedral. This was the family home of … Continue reading Charlottes’ cave

At the point where the map folds and the paper is worn and illegible

All that survives of what was a substantial building known as Ruighe nan Catanach is this chimney. With a saltire painted on it (now faded) it has been a landmark … Continue reading At the point where the map folds and the paper is worn and illegible

The Rebel Antiquary

I write and make films in my study or sanctum sanctorum. This is the comfy domain of ‘The Antiquary’. This film is inspired by others and by their wonder. It … Continue reading The Rebel Antiquary

Being part of something larger than ourselves

I feel most fortunate that I have been given the opportunity to help as a volunteer for Green Routes. This charity is based in the old walled garden of Gartmore House. … Continue reading Being part of something larger than ourselves

My talk for the Deeside Heritage Society

I have been asked to give a talk for the Deeside Heritage Society and will be giving this in Aboyne on the evening of the Thursday 19th October 2017. My … Continue reading My talk for the Deeside Heritage Society

Sapere Aude

The author Adam Nicolson in “Sea Room”: The poet and doctor William Carlos Williams talked of an adventure: Mukul Kesavan in “Looking through glass” Captain Charles Ryder in Brideshead Revisited about … Continue reading Sapere Aude

Gardens of the Mind

I have put together this post in my appreciation for Geoffrey Jellicoe (1900 -1996). Jellicoe was an architect, landscape architect, historian, traveller, lecturer and author. He has been a lasting … Continue reading Gardens of the Mind

Epitome of current medical literature

This film takes as its title the opening section of the British Medical Journal of the last century. The idea behind this film is to question what may be considered … Continue reading Epitome of current medical literature