Suicide of a Captain

Last year I visited Thurso bay to visit the memorial to Captain Michael Atwell Slater [1796-1842] the hydrographer who helped chart Scotland’s coastline. Alas, I found that his memorial had … Continue reading Suicide of a Captain

The Laundry Problem

This film is about Patriothall Laundry in Eyre Terrace, Edinburgh. Built in 1904 it was recently demolished. Please note: some of the images used are of Craigmillar Laundry and the … Continue reading The Laundry Problem

They were dressed in green

From the Book of Scottish Anecdote: Not so long ago I made this film which I dedicated to Alexander Mccall Smith: [Filmed at the Mains of Ulbster with Sian, on … Continue reading They were dressed in green

Samson’s foot mark

In the old Ordnance Survey book of 1858 there is an account of ‘Samson’s foot mark’ at the west end of Thurso beach, next to a rocky outcrop known as … Continue reading Samson’s foot mark