The Fair Maid of Perth

The following is a companion film: Context to these films: To see what Scott saw So humble, so lacking in egotism Wallace Road West Dron Hill Farm

Wallace Road

What follows is some of the archive material that I found that relates to the WALLACE Road: the ancient high road through the Ochil hills:

‘So humble, so lacking in egotism’

I recently suggested to my friend Ian that I would like to find a gate that I had come across a photograph of in the Canmore archive. To me the … Continue reading ‘So humble, so lacking in egotism’

To see what Scott saw

‘Big Kate’

During her stay in The Trossachs, Queen Victoria visited various places of historical interest in the neighbourhood. One day she drove to Balquhidder to see Rob Roy’s grave. Another day … Continue reading ‘Big Kate’

Cleikum Inn

The Cleikum Inn, near Auchentiber, is marked on the 1860 Ordinance Survey map on the right hand side of the road near Bentfauld farm. The 1895 does not name it … Continue reading Cleikum Inn

Dunbuy

Dunbuy rock, with its distinctive natural arch, is to be found just beyond Cruden Bay on a promontory reaching out into the North Sea. As a medical student, after visiting … Continue reading Dunbuy

“Every word I think of does not seem enough”

I am not religious but in coming across this gravestone by chance on Tuesday, I found myself tearful. The grave is in Clunyhill Cemetery, Forres, and the words are by … Continue reading “Every word I think of does not seem enough”

[ W A V E R L E Y ]

sixty years since they were buried in the graveyard sixty years since they were loved.

a new canto

This film is for my daughter Rachel. June 2019: We were based at Dryburgh – the home of the Earl of Buchan and the resting place of Walter Scott. Music … Continue reading a new canto

on the day of his death

From the bank of the river Tweed looking towards Abbotsford I wrote a poem.  A poem to my faither. A branch of an old tree was my seat.