For my mum and dad

These films about Edinburgh are for my mum and dad. Mrs Picken, an elderly widow, who day after day, year after year, left an apple on her window-sill for me … Continue reading For my mum and dad

Playfair brought light

The architect William Henry Playfair brought light to specimens in jars. More than two hundred years later so did Kathleen Jamie in her book FINDINGS. I was born in Edinburgh … Continue reading Playfair brought light

Playfair

In the Scotsman of last week I read that the University of Edinburgh has made it’s archive open to all [as a work in progress]: I have found mysel’ wonderfully … Continue reading Playfair