Stitched-in-together

Last Saturday, at Twickenham, Scotland played England in the 150th test. Stuart Hogg was the captain for Scotland and his shirt was embroidered with the the name of Francis Moncrieff … Continue reading Stitched-in-together

‘The Two Worlds Opinion’

John Wright Paton was born in 1825 at Kennetpans on the banks of the river Forth. By 1851 he had been appointed as Head Gardener at Crimonmogate, Aberdeenshire: It is … Continue reading ‘The Two Worlds Opinion’

The Devon at Cambus

I worked as an NHS doctor in Clackmannanshire for 14 years, where I visited patients in Cambus (which sits by the confluence of the river Forth and the river Devon … Continue reading The Devon at Cambus

DROWNED

In Airth churchyard I came across this collapsed tombstone. It is one of the saddest memorials that I have come across. It was erected by John Dick and Jean Cowie, … Continue reading DROWNED