In the late 1980s, I visited Slains Castle, Cruden Bay, with my closest medical school friends. We did so on several occasions as it gave us a guid excuse to … Continue reading Dracula Salad
Aldbar castle, south of Brechin was demolished in 1965.
The Den o’ Aldbar is very beautiful. It is a quiet place where Nature is reclaiming antiquity:
I would suggest that these hints matter today as much as any time in history:
Last week I came across the above gravestone in Stewarton Churchyard and it stopped me. Mrs Picken was an elderly widow, who day after day, year after year, left an … Continue reading It stopped me
Do you remember your first kiss? Where were you at the time? What of that moment stays with you? This film is a poetic journey that seeks to ‘advance deeper … Continue reading To advance deeper into the unknown country
Professor Eric Matthews died this time last year. Yesterday I attended a conference in honour of Eric Matthews in Aberdeen. I have put together this short film based on some … Continue reading Why Eric matters to us all
22 years ago I was awarded distinction by the University of Edinburgh for my dissertation on hedges. I recall the gist of my dissertation but not the detail: I first … Continue reading My dissertation on Hedges