Within and without art and science, I am just me.
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”:
science cannot be captured in a word – just as feel is lost in every representation.
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
‘The little loch of the yew grove’ can be found in the Argyll Parish of Ardnamurchan just north of the farm of Glenhurich. One day I will visit it and … Continue reading The little loch of the yew grove
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
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
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 Glasgae poet, Tom Leonard died a few days before Christmas. I would have liked to have shared my film ‘PROOF’ with Tom Leonard. It is a film that considers … Continue reading Tom Leonard
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
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
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