It was a real delight to return to Moat Brae House in Dumfries. It has been restored as a stortytelling centre. It is magical! Anybody with young family should go! … Continue reading Moat Brae Storytelling Centre
Playfair Library, University of Edinburgh
I thought that Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, offered lovely insights on what reading fiction means to her in this interview. I have selected a few passages that resonated … Continue reading “Losing yourself in reading”
The title of this post is taken from a piece of writing by the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer. I was reminded of it in reading a recent perspective of Dr Margaret McCartney: … Continue reading The temple of health and the temple of books were neighbours
Upper Cabrach School, Burnygully and reading backwards and forwards: the place of small things from
This poetic-essay-film is about Largo House, Fife.
The 200th anniversary of the Scotsman newspaper took place on the 25th January 2017. What follows are a few of the adverts from the very first edition … Continue reading 200 years of news
Science, it seems to me, struggles with the abundance of content. This film is based on a visit to Inchcolm Island with my friend Ian on May Bank Holiday, 2016: … Continue reading The flight from content