The following account of Dr Arthur Brock (1879-1947) is from this paper by David Cantor:
Russell T. Davies and Ian McEwan are just two of many writers who like to imagine how the world might have “unfolded” had there been slight changes to past events. … Continue reading Admitted to a Mental Hospital: Gordon Bennett
“Meet you at the statue in an hour” is the closing line of the song ‘Piazza, New York Catcher’ by Belle and Sebastian. This line is repeated twice. … Continue reading statues
Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival will take place in Stirling between the 20th and 22nd September 2019. Alexander McCall Smith is attending and will be interviewed by Alex Gray:
A film about Samalaman which featured in a recent Sunday newspaper as “do-upper-of-the-week”: Most of the photographs in this film come from here [I do not have copyright for these … Continue reading Samalaman
The Wanzie: it’s easy to find Music credit: ‘I am easy to find’ by The National Opening voice is that of Kerry Hudson being interviewed on Radio 4 for Start … Continue reading Wanzie
A film about Stockiemuir Anti-Aircraft Battery (1951 – 1956) (1) The painting at the start is by Julia Gurney “Quinloch Muir by Stockiemuir”. It can be purchased here (2) Adam … Continue reading On Melancholy Hill
So you think you know what it is to be Scottish? Well, read ‘Hame’ by Annalena MacAfee. It is a lovely book. This is my “Review”:
Two of the relics exhibited in Edinburgh in October 1871.
“Flight of ideas” is a term considered by psychiatry to represent “pathology”. It is included in International diagnostic criteria for major mental illness. For many years now I have collected … Continue reading flight of ideas
words from Hame featured image Gauch, Cabrach.
Colin, your daughter recalls how principled you were before your untimely death. I retrace your footsteps in revealing the wonder of Scotland’s architecture. And now, I am the principled bugger. … Continue reading Colin