What on earth is Imbolc?

I’m so glad you asked. Imbolc, which falls on February 1st or 2nd is something I hadn’t really heard of until a couple of weeks ago and it turns out it’s pretty darn cool. It’s an ancient Gaelic festival which marks the beginning of spring and was celebrated by Scotland and Ireland way back in the…

The Hogbacks at Govan Old

On a cold and dark afternoon in Govan I was thrilled to find myself looking at the ancient hogback stones in Govan Old Parish Church.  Having studied Archaeology briefly at the University of Glasgow ,I was excited to finally see these sculptures in all their glory.  They are far more spectacular, and in fact stranger, in…