WHOLESALE Druggists

I wonder if anybody alive today recalls Duncan, Flockart & Co.? There were several Edinburgh branches. The business started out in Perth and advertised as “WHOLESALE Druggists”. Below are some … Continue reading WHOLESALE Druggists

The VIKING Cinema

The VIKING Cinema, Largs, opened on the 3rd July 1939 and was closed on the 4th August 1973. It subsequently became a bottling plant and distribution centre. This landmark was … Continue reading The VIKING Cinema

A gifted pioneer

Of the folk that I would have loved to have met, Robert Louis Stevenson would be first. Next would be Walter Scott. At this “impossible table” I would include one other: Colin McWilliam. … Continue reading A gifted pioneer

‘Vintage note’

This delightful sketch of the globe was drawn by the Scottish architect James Salmon. The sketch was an integral part a letter dated 10 July 1899. It is understood that … Continue reading ‘Vintage note’

PIPE Lane

A one minute film about PIPE LANE PUBLIC TOILETS, Portobello. Now Please Wash Your Hands! Muscic Credit: Gradual Inclination – The National Jazz Trio of Scotland

K13

HMS K13, a steam-powered submarine, was built at Fairfield Shipbuilders, Glasgow, and launched on the 11th November 1916. 29 January 1917, whilst on sea trials in Gareloch , there was … Continue reading K13

Glenfruin School house

I visited Glenfruin School House last week. It is currently for sale. The artist, Gregor Ian Smith, was it’s last lived occupant.

Mum’s the word

Sian shared this delightful account of a family trip to the cinema to watch ‘SCHEMERS’. It originally featured in the Scotsman, 17 October 2020

In the language of Angels

Last week I wandered around Faslane cemetery: This post is dedicated to all those who lost their life in the accidental sinking of HMS K13, a steam-propelled submarine, on the … Continue reading In the language of Angels