Hame

So you think you know what it is to be Scottish? Well, read ‘Hame’ by Annalena MacAfee. It is a lovely book. This is my “Review”:

local and deep

a child I waded into ocean shallows trembling with excitement the season did not matter: I could not feel the cold! Older now, I recall more vividly than then – … Continue reading local and deep

For all little Spartans

A page for one word poems (with titles as long as you so wish). This page is dedicated to all ‘Little Spartans’     I strive beyond the talk of … Continue reading For all little Spartans

And I felt glorious

A storyteller magically reached out to me: and I felt glorious. That kindly reach, the shared feel of all my Carmichaels, Camlets and Bardies. Scotland’s bonnie tapestry: where charm is … Continue reading And I felt glorious

To advance deeper into the unknown country

Do you remember your first kiss? Where were you at the time? What of that moment stays with you? This film is a poetic journey that seeks to ‘advance deeper … Continue reading To advance deeper into the unknown country

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

Kailyards

My Gordon family came from remote and lost parts of Aberdeenshire. For some reason I keep returning to the now ruinous homesteads of my forebears where only wild kailyards continue … Continue reading Kailyards

This day of the week

Filmed at Lanrick Home farm – between November rain: Audio: Radio 4 – Only Artists, 14 Nov 2018: Poet Don Paterson meets composer Thomas Adès. Music credit: ‘John my beloved‘ … Continue reading This day of the week