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Yesterday morning I explored Silvermills in Edinburgh. Sadly, not very much of this once ancient village survives and the alchemical projects of James IV are all but forgotten. However I … Continue reading horse-rider-eagle

‘The garden was looking glorious on a damp Summer’s day’

I was delighted to see this photograph of Little Sparta inSaturday’s Scotsman. I met Ian Hamilton Findlay at Little Sparta in 1992. As an artist and poet few other Scots … Continue reading ‘The garden was looking glorious on a damp Summer’s day’

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In late May 2021, the Aberdeen Arms, Tarland, was my home for several days. I was the only guest! Around Tarland I visited a number of forgotten places and wrote … Continue reading c o n t e x t o

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Sandy Robb was a House Painter and he and his wife Helen lived in South Miton cottage not far from Logie Coldstone in Aberdeenshire. Sandy died in April 1956, aged … Continue reading ARCADIA