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COVID-19 Information

We are pleased to announce the first steps towards resuming our operations following the easing of lockdown.  These measures have been decided based on Scottish Government regulations and guidance and consultation with VisitScotland.

From Wednesday 15th July 2020 our wee shop will be reopening Wednesday-Sunday, 12noon - 6pm, with appropriate physical distancing and sanitary safeguards in place.

From 1st August we will be offering a public outdoor walking tour at 7:00pm on Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays, with a limited headcount to permit physical distancing.

See the relevant sections on our homepage, and our Tour Booking page, for full details.

Gothic Roses goblet


While a death is always a time of loss, let's not forget that it is also a horticultural opportunity. When we go to sleep in the earth, the earth benefits, and erelong new life bursts forth. (OK, a bunch of roses will never replace uncle Fred, but you have to see the bigger picture.)

Whoever this skull's former owner was, we think he or she would have been pleased to know that, before being skewered on its jewelled obsidian* stem and having a removeable steel drinking-vessel embedded into its brainpan, it clearly spent some time nurturing these blood-red roses with its wholesome mulch.

* Not actually obsidian, just black. Obsidian is really expensive.

Height: 19cm