This poem is for Mrs Beaton who was my S2 English teacher, Firrhill High School, Edinburgh: BEATON. As a young child I learned to write backwards and could sleep standing … Continue reading BEATON


A film about Castle Newe, Strathdon. This film is dedicated to Bettine Forbes and is given with love by three teddy bears holding paws together: Hale Bopp, Aloysius and Paddington. … Continue reading NEWE

A whole life


The gateway to Saturdays [removed]

Carnock House, Airth, was demolished in 1938. Only its old oak door survives. Actually the old oak door was taken from the “Old Carnock” castle when “New Carnock” House was … Continue reading The gateway to Saturdays [removed]