1778 Bothwell Castle

This illustration dates from 1778 and shows in some detail the ruins of Bothwell Castle. Pictured from the inside, the scene is not too different today. Bothwell Castle’s construction started c1245 but wasn’t finished by the wars of Independence. It fell out of use c1645. It was used as a walled garden for the new Bothwell […]

Moore Bricks

My friend Alex Rochead was walking in the Calder at New Year and found a couple of these bricks marked “Moore”. Wondering if they were from Wardrop Moore’s Greenhall brickie, Alex shared the pictures here. I was wondering if any brick experts could advise? I think that Wardrop Moore’s Craigmuir brickie stamped their bricks with […]