History

In search of Storione: Lochgelly and the ghosts of Little Moscow

by Fife Psychogeographical Collective Today’s post is a brilliant reminder not to judge a place by its house prices. The Fife Psychogeographical Collective take a walk around from the former mining communities of Lochgelly and Lumphinnans to Cowdenbeath and uncover some of the area’s fascinating stories, stories of intellectual endeavour, political radicalism and high achieving women. This is an abridged version of an article that appeared in Fife Psychogeography in

Balintore Castle: restoration romance and a message from beyond the grave

Balintore Castle near Kirriemuir in Angus – a little fixer upper taken on by David Johnston. The Baronial style castle is A listed and was designed by architect William Burn. Built in 1860, it was abondoned to dry rot in the 1960s and lay empty until 2007. Now Johnston is painstakingly returning the building to its former Victorian splendour and detailing the process in his fascinating blog. David explains his motivation for embarking