a year ago

A year ago I had a short stay in Aberdeenshire. It felt like returning home. May 2021: I had a short break in Aberdeenshire staying in the Aberdeen Arms, Tarland … Continue reading a year ago

‘Find a beautiful song’ [she said]

Today we had a walk by the River Allan by the ‘Darn road’. We were joined by my younger sister and her dog Ruaridh. I made this wee film based … Continue reading ‘Find a beautiful song’ [she said]

Dr Alexander Wilkie Paterson

What follows is a ‘timeline’ of  Dr Alexander Wilkie Paterson [1822-1898] as ‘established’ from old newspapers. Dr Paterson was doctor to the inhabitants of,  and the visitors to,  Bridge of … Continue reading Dr Alexander Wilkie Paterson

Where recorded history has gone astray: Rabbie Burns

Rabbie Burns made two [recorded] visits to Stirlingshire.  Of these visits,  the most definitive account was published in 1899: Betty Black’s Inn. ‘PH’ bottom left, off Brook Street First OS  … Continue reading Where recorded history has gone astray: Rabbie Burns