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A film about Balboughty Dairy. Music credit: ‘The Parting Glass’ – Karine Polwart and Dave Milligan Old Cine credit: ‘Ayrshire Dairy Farmer’, 1967,

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A short film about the small, inter-tidal, Hebridean island of Vallay. My thanks to Fraser MacDonald for kindly allowing me to use short passages from his wonderful narrative essay: The … Continue reading Quality tableware

Scotland’s peaks named after him

Lindertis in Angus was the home of Sir Hugh Munro. It was demolished by Charles Brand Ltd.

Told with an evident truth as unflinching as it is tender

I recently read Father and Son by the writer and poet  Edmund Gosse. This ‘memoir’ was written in 1907 and subtitled ‘a study of two temperaments.’ I was reminded of … Continue reading Told with an evident truth as unflinching as it is tender