‘The shape of my library is round’

I recently read ‘Letters to Camondo’ by Edmund De Waal. In Exploring this Parisian museum it shares writing at it’s most beautiful: I was delighted to read that like Montaigne, … Continue reading ‘The shape of my library is round’

Quietly fostering Scottish Arts

The Scotland on Sunday, 21 February 2021, shared news of the extraordinary philanthropy of Carol Colburn Grigor: Hole Ousia  has long supported the campaign to see Edinburgh’s old Royal High … Continue reading Quietly fostering Scottish Arts

The first architecture on the grand scale to appear in the New Town

35 St Andrew Square was built for Andrew Crosbie of Holm [1736-1785]. This house was the first architecture on the grand cale to appear in Edinburgh’s New Town. No 35 … Continue reading The first architecture on the grand scale to appear in the New Town

A gifted pioneer

Of the folk that I would have loved to have met, Robert Louis Stevenson would be first. Next would be Walter Scott. At this “impossible table” I would include one other: Colin McWilliam. … Continue reading A gifted pioneer