About the Project

About the "On a Hill Road" Project

This project aims to publish and have recognised the unique body of stereo photographic work created in a small window of time around 1902-1905 by Andrew Guthrie Milne. The period was a time of great change, the new century was still young, Queen Victoria’s long reign came to an end and the Edwardian period began.


"On a Hill Road"   Andrew Milne in Killiecrankie

In a short period of at most 3 years Andrew Milne took up photography as a serious amateur with a passion and a competitive fervor which has left us a wonderful snapshot of the period. As a railwayman Andrew had access to the railway network across Scotland and took his stereo camera across Scotland from Ayr to Thurso.

As a part of the research of Andrew's work I have now visited almost every location where Andrew setup his camera, learning first hand insights into his story and recording the changes that the last century has brought to many of the locations. A story which will be presented in a forthcoming book.  You can come back here anytime and check my progress with writing up the first full draft on the progress chart (right).

If Andrew's photographs were just typical snapshots this project would have been of less interest. However, Andrew was very careful in his composition and very many of the pictures are, I believe, of a quality which matches the work of better known professionals such as Frith and GW Wilson who also travelled Scotland with their camera at around this time.  Shown below is a particularly good example of a study of the greenhouses at Glamis Castle.

Greenhouses Glamis Castle

"Greenhouse Glamis Castle" By Andrew Milne 1902

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