French Second Empire

William McNicol Whyte, a Scottish architect introduced ‘French Second Empire’ to Glasgow. In doing so he put two fingers up to ‘established taste’: [to play a short film about William … Continue reading French Second Empire


On Monday, 17th January 2022, I explored what remains of the village of Buttergask in Perthshire. This film shares a little of my journey: All that running: [To play this … Continue reading Buttergask

Dr Alexander Wilkie Paterson

What follows is a ‘timeline’ of  Dr Alexander Wilkie Paterson [1822-1898] as ‘established’ from old newspapers. Dr Paterson was doctor to the inhabitants of,  and the visitors to,  Bridge of … Continue reading Dr Alexander Wilkie Paterson

Secret of the Yew Tree

‘If we are on a path of initiation into the secrets of landscape, earthlore and healing, the yew tree can become a powerful heirophant.’ The Ormiston Yew The circular Yew … Continue reading Secret of the Yew Tree