The Birnam Oak

My mother recently gave me her grandfather’s letter opener. It was made from the wood of an ancient Birnam oak. Wilfrid Lawson Gibson, my mother’s grandfather, was a Major in … Continue reading The Birnam Oak

The Rock

Clive Wright, the Makar of Stirling, wrote this sonnet: Rachel Fiona Gordon receiving her Dux Medal at Wallace High: Andrew Robert Gordon catching a rugby ball:  

Argyll

I was most fortunate that throughout my childhood I was able to spend the summer months in Argyll. My uncle, John Gibson Scott, had a cottage high above the shores … Continue reading Argyll