That moment [3rd from left, back row]

Serendipity and an archive revealed: a moment [3rd from left, back row]. Music credit: ‘Familiar to Ignore’ by Idlewild This film is for all my school colleagues, Firrhill Comprehensive School, … Continue reading That moment [3rd from left, back row]

The Birnam Oak

My mother recently gave me her grandfather’s letter opener. It was made from the wood of an ancient Birnam oak. Wilfrid Lawson Gibson, my mother’s grandfather, was a Major in … Continue reading The Birnam Oak

Carsebreck

My great-grandfather, Wilfrid Lawson Gibson, was Surveyor for Perthshire for 40 years and had his office in Dunblane. His surveyors bookcase came to me and sits on our stair landing … Continue reading Carsebreck