We're looking for place related quotes for a 'grassroots' literary tourism project which will start this summer in Galloway.
Please give us your quote below (referencing which book and actual place where possible!)
We want to put Crockett 'on the map' by geo-referencing/ app technology linking places in the novels to actual places (as done textually in Discovering Crockett's Galloway books). Does anyone have the skills or insights as to how to proceed with this?
YOUR COMMENTS PLEASE
'Is this Crockett's Sheil o' the Dungeon of Buchan? Our man in the hills Mark Hannay took this picture recently. He says that while it looks like nothing from the outside, inside there is a lot more space.
Here's a description from 'The Dark o' the Moon'
'For three years she had stood and watched at this spot every night at this hour of sunset. Down the long valley of the three lochs she looked, and as she leaned eagerly forward the dark masses of her hair broke tempestuously from the single strand of ribbon that confined them, and fell over her shoulders, outlining them smoothly and largely as water does a rock in the linn.
Behind her, almost from her heels, fell away the great cauldron of the Dungeon of Buchan, wherein white ground-mists crawled and swelled, now hiding from sight and now revealing the three lakelets, the Round Inch, the Long Loch, and the Dry. There were also in the Dungeon gulf tonight certain eery cloud-swirls, that seemed to bubble and circle upward like the boiling of a pot. Yet all was still and silent at the Shiel, so that the faint streak of wood smoke from old Meggat’s fire on the hearth rose straight up the cliff front, and was lost among the heather and rigged brushwood above. Down in the caldron itself, however, there was a veering, unequal wind, or, rather, strife of winds, teasing the mist into wisps white as lambs' wool and light as blown gossamer.'
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Galloway based Raiders know Criffel as the hill overlooking the Solway. However, in recent communication with someone I noted ‘Criffel Avenue’ in their street address in London. A bit of exploration and here’s the start of a connection:
Telford Park Estate, a piece of land originally owned by a tobacco merchant who gifted it to his sister and her husband, Charles Telford. When the Telford family died out, the estate passed to a close relative, Martin Stewart of Kirkcudbright. Stewart granted building rights to two developers who engaged the architect E. J. Tarver, a well-established designer of churches and stately homes and former President of the Architectural Assn. The Telford Park Estate consists of Telford Avenue, Criffel Avenue, Killieser Avenue and Kirkstall Road, laid out 1877-81, and Criffel, Killieser and Kirkstall are all named after lands on Stewart’s Scottish estate.
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