‘Big Kate’

During her stay in The Trossachs, Queen Victoria visited various places of historical interest in the neighbourhood. One day she drove to Balquhidder to see Rob Roy’s grave. Another day … Continue reading ‘Big Kate’

Two men had called

This film is about the reasons behind the suicide of Alexander Craib, farmer, Glencowie (Glencuie) on the estate of Glenkindie. Music credit: ‘Exit music’ by Steven Lindsay

Tollafraick

On Thursday 2nd January 2020 I was exploring Glenkindie and came across this abandoned farmhouse that is still full of colour. The farm is called Tollafraick “the heathery knows”. In … Continue reading Tollafraick

Over the hills to school

21st January 2020: I will no longer be a doctor. Aged 52, I have chosen to leave Medicine behind to explore other ‘schools’ of life. 21st January 2000: There was … Continue reading Over the hills to school

Balbardie

Designed by Robert Adam, Balbardie was described as his best classical house in Scotland, the grand manner in miniature. Balbardie had a life lived short: barely sixty years. Balbardie House … Continue reading Balbardie

A Georgian Gem

I am collecting material for a film on Hawkhill, Leith, Edinburgh. This Villa, designed by John Adam, was demolished in 1971.

Linda McCartney: RETROSPECTIVE

Yesterday, I went to view this retrospective of the photography by Linda McCartney at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. It is well worth a visit. Last year I made this film about … Continue reading Linda McCartney: RETROSPECTIVE

Old Monkland Lunatics’ Society

In the centre of Scotland, major motorway improvements to the M8, M73 and M74 have recently been completed. As a result, a lowland glen, and the historic estate once known … Continue reading Old Monkland Lunatics’ Society

Douglas Support

In the centre of Scotland, major motorway improvements to the M8, M73 and M74 have recently been completed. As a result, a lowland glen, and the historic estate once known … Continue reading Douglas Support

‘Scotland’s Photograph Album’

On Friday, 22nd November 2019, I visited the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh to view the ‘MacKinnon Collection‘. Here are a few of the photographs: