Tuesday, 15 March 2011
A Different Perspective on Moffat
I am reading The Birth of Modern Britain by Francis Pryor, whose face will be well known to fans of BBCTV's Time Team. In a section on 'polite landscapes' - the creation of parks and planned villages, Moffat is mentioned alongside Glencaple as one of 500 Scottish planned villages founded between 1730 and 1855 - in our case as a 'designer spa'using hydrotherapy, or water cure still widely used on continental Europe in France,Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech and Slovak lands. In my view, it is high time we revisited this aspect of our wellbeing profile here in Moffat. Readers are also walkers - we will benefit from working together.