Among big men, he was a giant

Doddie Weir’s last Murrayfield appearance was on 13th November 2022. With family by his side he brought the rugby ball onto the pitch for the team. The Murrayfield roar that … Continue reading Among big men, he was a giant

Remembering Ian and Malcolm

The 2022 Annual General Meeting  of the Dr W. H. Welsh Trust took place in Bridge of Allan Library on the 1st November 2022: At this public meeting, Craig Mair … Continue reading Remembering Ian and Malcolm

Tinkers’ Heart

Rab Scott, my grandfather, was a fruit farmer and kept several orchards in Stirlingshire. He used to reminisce about the travelling folk – “tinkers” – who camped on Sheriffmuir and … Continue reading Tinkers’ Heart

as if it were the only thing

Yesterday, with Sian and a Baird cousin from Rhode Island, we visited Drumdruills. Florence, who has been ‘Custodian’ of this farm and orchard for over 40 years now, was so … Continue reading as if it were the only thing