The writing on the waas o devotion

On the second Monday of May 2021, my guid friend Rab Wilson, poet and lad o’pairts, took me to the old abandoned farmhoose of Cormilligan a small sheep farm in … Continue reading The writing on the waas o devotion

Puir Ticky, ye hae ticket lang

This lovely poem ticks [still loud] alangside my hairt beat! T. A. Johnston include this poem in “A Very Parochial Anthology’. The watch in the background wis Rabbie Burn’s vairy … Continue reading Puir Ticky, ye hae ticket lang

Whigham Inn

Whigham Inn, Sanquhar [also known as Queensberry Arms Hotel] has become a ‘Building at Risk‘. In ‘A Very Parochial Anthology’ by T. A. Johnston the following verse by Rabbie Burns is … Continue reading Whigham Inn

Secret of the Yew Tree

‘If we are on a path of initiation into the secrets of landscape, earthlore and healing, the yew tree can become a powerful heirophant.’ The Ormiston Yew The circular Yew … Continue reading Secret of the Yew Tree