James Ironside, a Peterheid loon born in 1865, began his career as a gardener at Pitfour, near Mintlaw: After learning the art, craft and science of gardening at Pitfour, James … Continue reading IRONSIDE
Blackadder Walled Garden, Berwickshire. Music credit: King Creosote, live, Glasgow Concert Hall, 12 March 2020.
It is a reality of nature, time and being, that much of our ‘designed’ human landscape may not last. Yet stories, broken only by the passing moment, can outlive stone!
After visiting Ellemhaugh I travelled further southwards to explore, what remains of Blackadder (near Allanton): Blackadder House was demolished in 1925 by Charles Brand Ltd. Only it’s riverside footings and … Continue reading Blackadder
Yesterday, I found myself exploring another wee bit of forgotten Scotland. After reaching Haddington, I took the B6355 from Gifford, a route south that I had not taken before. This … Continue reading ‘Cyclist killed near home’