The world is a city full of streets

The Book of Scottish Anecdotes states that this verse was inscribed on an Abernethy tombstone. It is not clear if this is the Abernethy in Perthshire or the Abernethy in … Continue reading The world is a city full of streets

‘Natural succession’

An anecdote about one of the Edinburgh properties of Robert Dundas (1713 –1787). He served as Solicitor General for Scotland and Lord President of the Court of Session. [Source: The Book … Continue reading ‘Natural succession’

For my mum and dad

These films about Edinburgh are for my mum and dad. Mrs Picken, an elderly widow, who day after day, year after year, left an apple on her window-sill for me … Continue reading For my mum and dad