This 17th century Laird’s House had its own tower. It sat by the edge of the Forth where the river Carron enters the estuary. In its grounds it had a … Continue reading Orchardhead, Bothkennar
I came across this wonderful story in the Scotland on Sunday about a letter written in 1899 sent from St Kilda in a “mail boat” – a wooden box or … Continue reading Washed up letter
14 February 2018. Dear Dr Crichton, Many thanks for this perspective and I wish you all the best in your period of office as Chair of the Royal College of … Continue reading “Openness is the next priority”
On Sunday 28th January 2018 I visited the Sailors’ Orphanage, Balrossie, Kilmacolm. In 1935 it became a Training Camp for the Boys Brigade “where the world’s youth” met.