Outside medicine he was a keen gardener

A few years ago I spent a week exploring Scottish gardens that had been tended by a namesake – Peter Gordon, ‘Jobbing Gardener, Forres’. I had considered that, despite having … Continue reading Outside medicine he was a keen gardener

TEMPLE [of unknown origin]

Behind Cupar’s Bonnygate, by East Moat Hill, enclosed within a high wall, there is a forlorn, now unroofed, ‘TEMPLE’.  This Category B listed building has survived from the mid-18th century. … Continue reading TEMPLE [of unknown origin]

Auchentorlie

Above the Clyde estuary, behind the village of Bowling, there is astonishing cup-marked stone: The stone is not far from Auchentorlie Temple: When I saw the 1915 drawing of the … Continue reading Auchentorlie

Last Monday

The following poem is addressed to Robert Hepburn who died in Temple, 1798.  It is based on a  stone gateway that has out-survived the house that it long since introduced. … Continue reading Last Monday