a year ago

A year ago I had a short stay in Aberdeenshire. It felt like returning home. May 2021: I had a short break in Aberdeenshire staying in the Aberdeen Arms, Tarland … Continue reading a year ago

The ATMOSPHERE

Lochrie farm, Glenkindie, Strathdon. The Atmosphere. Jist aifter lunch, on the first day of a new year, ootside yer front door you suddenly drapped deid. John Glennie, as the shepherd … Continue reading The ATMOSPHERE

‘A lesson from Nature’

This is from the Scottish Book of Anecdote. I grew up on a housing estate in Bonaly.

Totarder

In last Sunday’s Herald, Totarder cottage, Skye, was advertised as  “DO UPPER” of the week: This account of Totarder was given in April 1893: In November 1911 this sad ending … Continue reading Totarder