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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

Kite surfing at Gullane

One of the great benefits of Scotland is that practically anywhere in the country is less than a one hour drive away from coastal waters or lochs which are ideal for all kinds of recreational activity including watersports. Read more

Photo of Olympic flame at Falkirk Wheel

In advance of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Olympic Flame has been travelling throughout the UK. Read more

“Red on Green” is an installation by Anya Gallaccio at Jupiter Artland, near Edinburgh. Read more

Glasgow Christmas Decorations

Okay, okay, I know it’s only November and there are those who wish all the razzmatazz about Christmas would be confined to December. But it is now only one month until Christmas Eve and I was in Glasgow City Centre with time to take some shots. Read more

Queen Mary 2

This article includes photographs of the Queen Mary 2 from 2004 on her first tour and some from the visit to Greenock in 2011. Scroll down to see.

South Queensferry 13th July 2004

There has been significant interest in my photographs of the recent visit of the MS Queen Elizabeth to the Forth Estuary near South Queensferry, so I dug deep into my archives and found these images of the visit of the Cunard RMS Queen Mary 2 to almost the same spot on the 13th July 2004. At 151,400 GRT, QM2 is the largest ocean liner ever. The other Cunard Queens, the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria are around 90,000 GRT. (Apparently MS is an abbreviation for Motor Ship while RMS is an abbreviation for Royal Mail Ship.) Read more

The Second Linlithgow Classic Car Day

Following the first stage of the Second Linlithgow Classic Car Day (2011) to South Queensferry, the classic cars returned to Linlithgow for a meet-up in the town’s market square and at the Linlithgow Palace car park. I think Mary Queen of Scots would have been very impressed with such an array of gleaming prestige marques parked in her yard! Read more

The 2nd Linlithgow Classic Car Day at South Queensferry

On Sunday 4th September 2011 I headed over to South Queensferry to catch the Linlithgow Classic Cars at the end of the first stage of their meet up and ride out. Read more