Mrs Crudelius

Some years ago, in the archive of the The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, I came across a photograph of a tombstone with two angels … Continue reading Mrs Crudelius

From Correction Wynd [long before shopping malls]

This was the view from Correction Wynd, Aberdeen in 1963. It was from a time before shopping malls, however Marks and Spencers is still there. Yesterday we picked up our … Continue reading From Correction Wynd [long before shopping malls]

‘a small wayside Inn’

The Woodside Hotel, Doune, has a special place in the history of both my mother’s family and my father’s family. Today it remains a special place for all our family. … Continue reading ‘a small wayside Inn’

‘Listen, let the people petition and be heard’

In September of this year it will be 5 years since I petitioned the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce a Sunshine Act for Scotland. The evidence … Continue reading ‘Listen, let the people petition and be heard’

Bring me a sunshine act

Published in the BMJ, 29 March 2018, cite as BMJ 2018;360:k1380

A pocket book [found in Cabrach, 1854]

This is the first in a series of films that I intend to make on Cabrach, a remote parish of highland Scotland. This was filmed at the gate to Bank … Continue reading A pocket book [found in Cabrach, 1854]

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

Correction Wynd

My view is that to go forwards one really has to appreciate backwards. [The film is about identity – can it be found in a name – and questions what belonging … Continue reading Correction Wynd