An uncanny town, this one. Go past an alley one day and it is gone by the next, the houses closing up as though nothing had happened. An aberrant street, turning up here and there unpredictably. These Scottish heirs can give you the evil eye, ear or elbow and the rest of your day will seem disjointed. After a while you get the feeling that the town is not quite here, slipping into another zone, with a few crucial pieces missing. As with the churches …

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