As reported in the Times, 27th June 2019:
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”
‘If we are on a path of initiation into the secrets of landscape, earthlore and healing, the yew tree can become a powerful heirophant.’ Jehanne Mehta
A pen and ink by Peter of the Chatsworth Yews.
1856, Ordinance Survey of Ayrshire: “A wide-spreading [Yew] tree, evidently of great [age] situated near the top of [Keirs] Glen. It is said that [the] Scotch hero Wallace concealed himself … Continue reading The Wallace Yew
This Yew tree still grows at Craigend. It is understood to be one of the largest Yews in Scotland.
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 . . .
I,Vow is a small island in Loch Lomond containing the remains of a Castle, and several ruins . It is closely wooded and contains a number of Yew trees supposed … Continue reading I, Vow Yews
The Fraser yew tree high above Loch Ness, which has been growing for over 800 years, had great importance for the Stratherrick Frasers, who used to gather here before a … Continue reading The Fraser Yew
1858: “In the Orchard attached to Culfargey Stand a Celebrated Yew tree whose branches are very curiously turned into the form of an Arm Chair in which the Reverend Mr … Continue reading The Culfargie Yew
It was recorded in the late 19th century that an old yew tree situated in the garden belonging to Raith House marked the spot where the Abbots had their ‘pleasaunce … Continue reading The Abbotshall Yew
This is the Yew hedge at Rockingham castle, Northants, as photographed in the 1930s. It looks wonderfully like a circus procession of elephants. [In future posts I am going to … Continue reading Reminiscent of a circus procession of elephants