Category: Thomson’s Scotland

  • Kilchoan


    For a year, photographer and history researcher Estelle Slegers Helsen has wandered around Lochaber in the footsteps of W.S. Thomson MBE (1906-1967). Estelle has made a series of remakes roughly 70 years after Thomson originally depicted the landscape. She has talked to local people along her journey and now Estelle will be taking you to […]

  • Travelogue – 3 March 2023

    Travelogue – 3 March 2023

    Job done… for now! This was my last full day in Edinburgh, and I will travel back home tomorrow. Before arriving early afternoon at the apartment where I have been staying for the week, I went for dinner in the Indian restaurant I visited two evenings ago. Again the food was delicious. Again I chose […]

  • Travelogue – 2 March 2023

    Travelogue – 2 March 2023

    “So, what will be the result of all this archival research,” asks my host in his apartment where I am staying. “A book, a biography about a forgotten Scottish photographer,” is my answer. He looks puzzled, and I start telling my story like last Tuesday in Princes Street Gardens. It is about time to share […]

  • Travelogue – 1 March 2023

    Travelogue – 1 March 2023

    Another day at the library. Isn’t this boring, you ask? Actually, not. I even love it. The morning started with breakfast (the usual) and some preparations for the day. I left the apartment where I am staying for the week on time and took another route with some lovely buildings and many young people on […]

  • Travelogue – 28 February 2023

    Travelogue – 28 February 2023

    Here is my thought of the day: always expect the unexpected. Okay, let’s go. Staying near South Bridge in the heart of Edinburgh City, it is only a 10-minute stroll to the National Records of Scotland (NRS). There I dive again into the Valuation Roles of the Edinburgh Borough to find conformation for W.S. Thomson’s […]