‘Is our island told in books?’

This short film is based on the photography of St Kilda by Robert Atkinson. Robert Atkinson’s visits to St Kilda were interrupted by a world war. The School of Scottish … Continue reading ‘Is our island told in books?’

A gifted pioneer

Of the folk that I would have loved to have met, Robert Louis Stevenson would be first. Next would be Walter Scott. At this “impossible table” I would include one other: Colin McWilliam. … Continue reading A gifted pioneer


In the Scotsman of last week I read that the University of Edinburgh has made it’s archive open to all [as a work in progress]: I have found mysel’ wonderfully … Continue reading Playfair


The Scotsman of last Saturday shared news of an archive. This film is based upon a first search of this archive: