The beginning of wisdom

The Kalemouth Suspension Bridge is in the Scottish Borders. It crosses the River Teviot just above its confluence with the Kale Water. The bridge is is one of the earliest … Continue reading The beginning of wisdom

The Ormiston Yew

I visited the Ormiston Yew on Monday 7th September 2020:

In the middle of the Yew

My fascination with Yew trees has neither a beginning nor an end.  

The Observer Magazine

A few images, some with editing, from the Observer Magazine of Sunday 9th August 2020:

the texture of time

This film represents a little of my visit to Edinburgh on the 6th July 2020. This film is for my mum. This film is also for Alexander McCall Smith and … Continue reading the texture of time

city maps

A visit to Einburgh, Monday 6 July 2020:

Waking up in Venice

This short film is based on a stay in Venice in June 2018. We stayed in Casa san Boldo, the ancient Venetian townhouse of Signora Pasti. The house has its … Continue reading Waking up in Venice

wilder and more memorable

Opening voice: Alastair McIntosh [BBC Radio Scotland ‘Thought for the day’, 15 August 2018 Closing voice: Professor Philip Davis, Director Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society, University of … Continue reading wilder and more memorable

Scottish Gardener

With the Covid-19 pandemic and ‘lock down’ I have been retreating into the garden where I need not distance myself from the emerging green shoots of life. I have recently … Continue reading Scottish Gardener

My work diaries

I only have a phone for work and it is not “Smart”. I have therefore always relied – in my time as a doctor – on old-fashioned diaries! The above … Continue reading My work diaries

‘borrowed words’

I have recently taken a most difficult decision: I have decided to retire as a doctor from the beginning of next year (2020). I really will miss being a doctor … Continue reading ‘borrowed words’

1998

‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W. G. Sebald was considered by critics to be “one of the most remarkable books of the year”