The Ghost of Bothwell Castle

I am not alone. I feel its presence all around. Its icy fingers lightly brush my cheek, enticing and repelling in equal measure. Death. A constant companion. With me, step-by-step, as I march through this natural cathedral. The high, gently-swaying, and fragmented ceiling allows just enough light to reveal the dead and dying all around. […]

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – The Archives

How many of us are aware of the fantastic free arboricultural resource we have on our doorsteps, right here in central Scotland? You are probably well aware of the world class tree collection found at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) but did you know you can access an equally world class library of arboricultural […]

Blazing Saddles

Bird song fills the still air. Blackthorn blossom brightens the distant landscape. The sun, at last, has gained the strength to pleasantly warm upturned faces. Spring is here with its annual promise of summer joys to follow. Naturally, my spirits are lifted but the final cue to rejoice is spotting my old speckled friend, dryad’s […]