“When Harry met Mary under the Yew tree”

It has been romantically recalled [in folklore] that Lord Darnley and Mary Queen of Scots were betrothed under an ancient yew tree in the grounds of Crookston Castle, Renfrewshire. This … Continue reading “When Harry met Mary under the Yew tree”

Never again will a single story be told . . .

The life and times of Craigends, Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland. With thanks to John Berger, Virginia Woolf [and Mrs Dalloway] Music Credit: ‘After Life’ by Pictish Trail (from BBC Scotland Quay … Continue reading Never again will a single story be told . . .

‘The Persecuting Raploch’

By 1856 the only remains of the ancient mansion of Raploch, in the parish of Dalserf, was a Doocot and an old yew tree. This was how Raploch was described … Continue reading ‘The Persecuting Raploch’