To feel the wider life of Art

This was filmed at Barbreck, Argyll. It is about the friendship between James Archibald Campbell and Patrick Geddes. This film is for Ian Collins, who like Patrick Geddes has shown … Continue reading To feel the wider life of Art

grave full of years

Here in Radical Park where the unemployed were once employed: semi-circular panels in spandrels still rise up into an arch. Father-to-son, until 1902 ballads foretold that the Celtic Graemes would ‘never … Continue reading grave full of years

According to Orders

The auld hoose of Turnalt in Argyll is now semi-ruinous. However it still carries grace in its symmetry and proportions. It had ‘Adam style’ before there was Adam. Turnalt hoose … Continue reading According to Orders

At the point where the map folds and the paper is worn and illegible

All that survives of what was a substantial building known as Ruighe nan Catanach is this chimney. With a saltire painted on it (now faded) it has been a landmark … Continue reading At the point where the map folds and the paper is worn and illegible

Never again will a single story be told . . .

The life and times of Craigends, Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland. With thanks to John Berger, Virginia Woolf [and Mrs Dalloway] Music Credit: ‘After Life’ by Pictish Trail (from BBC Scotland Quay … Continue reading Never again will a single story be told . . .

Crawford Priory (sorrow does not have a century)

I have visited the ruins of Crawford Priory, Springfield, Fife, a number of times over the years. It had its roof removed in 1971. I have since been finding out … Continue reading Crawford Priory (sorrow does not have a century)

A very early “selfie”

On Monday I visited the ruined church and ‘oratory’ of Kilneuair in Argyll. It is an incredibly ancient place and utterly remote. I will be making a film about Kilneuaur, … Continue reading A very early “selfie”

Auld friends and visitors

I recently shared a film that I made at what little remains of Craighall Castle, Fife. I had long wanted to visit the castle as it was featured in “Fife … Continue reading Auld friends and visitors