a year ago

A year ago I had a short stay in Aberdeenshire. It felt like returning home. May 2021: I had a short break in Aberdeenshire staying in the Aberdeen Arms, Tarland … Continue reading a year ago

A dry fountain that once gushed and sparkled in the sunlight

The very last day of 1911 [as reported in the Stirling Observer]:

The Risk Ward

Since we came to Bridge of Allan, over 20 years ago now, I have tended my grandparents graves in Logie churchyard. I always stop by this beautiful statue of an … Continue reading The Risk Ward

A Thousand Chances

A film about the Mortlich Obelisk to the 10th Marquis of Huntly. The obelisk collapsed on the 7th November 1912. The iron cross that surmounted it survives, but broken, amongst … Continue reading A Thousand Chances