Photo Journal of Events and Activities in Scotland

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Taking photographs in the dark is always a challenge. Taking photographs in the dark, without a tripod, using a hand-held camera, high ISO and moving subjects is positively insane, even with one of the latest and best ‘low-noise’ digital cameras available. But that’s me. And the results are surprising.

On the nights of Friday and Saturday, 3 & 4 October 2014, the ‘Woodlands Trust Scotland‘ hosted an event in the woodlands near Bellsquarry, Brucefield and Adam Brae in Livingston, West Lothian, known as the Wilderness Plantation.

Called ‘Embrace’, it was a production by Vision Mechanics, described as a ‘fusion of aerial artistry, dance, shadows and illumination, inspired by an ancient Indian legend’.
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The Pedal for Scotland 2013 charity cycling event was organised by ‘freshnlo‘.

Starting in Glasgow the route went through Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, West Lothian and on to the final destination in Edinburgh. Read more

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A smiling Andy Murray returned to his home town of Dunblane near Stirling, Scotland on 16 September 2012.

Fresh from British Olympic Gold and Silver Medal success and his momentous maiden Grand Slam victory at the 2012 US Open Tennis Championship at Flushing Meadows, he was greeted by many thousands of fans and well-wishers from the town and further afield. Read more

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Linlithgow Canal Fun Day 2012 was held on 19 August.

It featured a variety of activities with stalls, ‘Punch & Judy’ shows, canal boat trips, folk music, exhibits and a demonstration by the ‘International Rescue Corp’. They came in very useful for the most popular event, the ‘Cardboard Boat Race’. Read more

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The annual Edinburgh Festival and Fringe draws crowds and it is a great experience just to walk the streets, especially on the Royal Mile, to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the entertainers. Read more

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Flatpack Society performed their own blend of ‘Indie Rock’ & ‘Alternative Country’ at the Ross Open Air Theatre in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens during the Festival Fringe 2012. Read more