Tag: fountain

Three Heritage Projects for Blantyre

Together with some backing from Blantyre Community Committee, I have recently sent away three separate grant applications for individual heritage and conservation projects within Blantyre. I think they are worthwhile and are around the themes of Restoring, Protection and Replacement. Detailed costings, suggestions, plans, photos and history have this week been sent to Historic Scotland for the […]

Crossbasket Gardens Stunning Transformation

With such a beautiful transformation having recently taken place to Crossbasket Castle itself, it was only fitting that the grounds received a makeover too. AND then some! In the last fortnight, gardeners and landscapers have being working tirelessly at Crossbasket Estate to give the gardens an overhaul, fitting of a five star exclusive wedding venue. […]

David Livingstone Centre by Andy Bain

Thanks to Andy Bain who took these great photos whilst walking through David Livingstone Centre recently. Photographed in October 2014, they show the gardens still in full bloom, despite Autumn being well and truly there at the time. I have to say the gardens are looking remarkably well tended recently, a credit to the centre […]

The Livingstone World Fountain

One of Blantyre’s most iconic features is the Livingstone World Fountain. So many times i’ve been to David Livingstone Memorial site and walked by the globe in the little circular pool and simply thought “nice fountain“. Stopping recently to have a real good look, I quickly gained a new appreciation of the craftsmanship put into […]