Category Archives: Field Trip

At Crombie Point

. Ink etched blue silence. Cold harbour spires, sketched over cubist sails. Thorn pinned birds still tethered. Wings opening, sensing the sky   … . The ruined pier at Crombie Point. (January, 2017). Jules Verne travelled to Scotland for the first … Continue reading

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Quiescent structures of the (in)visible

. Quiescent structures of the (in)visible . ≈ Hi-rise tower blocks at Seaton Place, Falkirk, built 1965 – 1969. Home of the estate factor of Callendar House, a listed building with stable court, stable blocks, dovecot and implement shed. Now derelict and on the … Continue reading

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Settle / / Disperse

. Settle . . Settled / . /      / . / Disperse . Dispersed ≈ ice blue hue of early morning /     / settled setting of frozen music /     / arrowhead stave aimed at the stars /     / rhythms inked on starless starlight [ crack crack … Continue reading

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Spectral Dreams of the City Stones

 A dream in masonry and living rock Robert Louis Stevenson the habit of dreaming and the ability to dream are primordial Fernando Pessoa . adrift casting a line to pull down the stars . . at the threshold of hearing, … Continue reading

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Following Ben Jonson: From Culross to Dunfermline

To begin the journey, we congregate almost four hundred years after Jonson. In front of the Palace walls, a set of variations in muted ochre, the orange pantile roof catches weak strands of sunlight on this September morning … ≈≈≈ Tales for Travellers and Travellers Tales … walking in the footsteps … Continue reading

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This is not the Garden of Cosmic Speculation

The concept includes the fact that many foreigners have settled in Scotland and contributed to its identity. Indeed, the notions of geology as destiny, the Rock People, and the Atlantic People that plied the shores from Galicia to Norway (from … Continue reading

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Psychogeography Extreme – Phil Smith (+ one small fracture)

We were disappointed not to be able to attend the recent Fourth World Congress of Psychogeography, which by all accounts was a great success. The opening address by Phil Smith (aka Crab Man, aka Mythogeography), is a fascinating and thought-provoking missive on the … Continue reading

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