Brechin, Scotland


I took the ferry down to Aberdeen and went south to Brechin yesterday, to pick up a printing press. There is a fantastic old Cathedral there built where a Celtic monastery stood in the 900’s. This round tower was built around 1100 and is one of only two of its kind in Scotland. I had a nice quiet time there and a walk along the creek.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Joe Lafferty says:

    Hi! and I live in Dundee… pity i didn’t know you were so close! Would have loved to buy you coffee…
    Joe Lafferty

  • Helen says:

    Neat…have you been to East Anglia and seen all the round towers on old churches there? I haven’t been anywhere else in the UK with so many round towers.

  • andrew says:

    i think its the Irish influence. Probably a lot of them over there.

  • Brian Spark says:

    I was born and raised in Brechin and came to America in 1986 when I was 21. I had to laugh when you said you took a walk along the creek. We prefer to call it the River Esk but I guess levels were low and so creek it is!

  • andrew says:

    actually, it was in full flow, a mighty ripple pounding its way through the town, terrorizing the locals and scaring dogs with its omninous roar!
    what a spectacular RIVER it was . . .
    did i really say “creek”?

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