Hospitalfield

The week before last, this was ‘picture of the week’ in the Herald. Two years ago, Sian and Peter visited Hospitalfield. It is a special place that encourages and supports … Continue reading Hospitalfield

Full of Energy

Patrick Geddes, a long dead gardener, geographer and philosopher has been a guide for me in approaching the world. This film is for Patrick Geddes. Music credit: ‘Cosmic Love’ by … Continue reading Full of Energy

SHELL petrol: “like a beautiful woman”

A front page advert from 1929. [It is my view that science and advertising are incompatible]

‘The scientific attitude’

This is an old review of an old book. I find that I am not well enough versed to understand the full context and that I struggle with some of … Continue reading ‘The scientific attitude’

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‘Stories we tell ourselves’

Tomorrow I am going to the bookshop to buy the latest book by Richard Holloway: Stories we tell ourselves. Richard Holloway is a regular face at the Edinburgh Festivals and … Continue reading ‘Stories we tell ourselves’

NETWORK 3 [voices]

A film of voices. Voices include: Andrew Gordon, an unknown commentator, Anne Baird, BBC announcer, William Boyd, Ben Okri, Captain Charles Ryder, Jeremy Irons, Ella Rae, Domino, Dr Ian Collins, … Continue reading NETWORK 3 [voices]

By this Algorithm

The ‘location’ of this centre  of Scotland: Footnote: A few years ago I made this film: This ‘centre of Scotland’  had been calculated by a different algorithm.

a signpost

I got lost a number of times when in Moray. I neither have a mobile phone nor a sat-nav. It was with some joy that, at the end of a … Continue reading a signpost

‘BUCKIE is coming out of its buckie’

Having visited 20 Main Street, Buckpool: I came across a building that caught my eye. On first sight it looked like a chapel. On further investigation I found that it … Continue reading ‘BUCKIE is coming out of its buckie’