Photo Journal of Events and Activities in Scotland

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Photo of installation by Anya Gallaccio at Jupiter Artland

Photos from the ‘preview’ of ‘Red on Green’, an installation by Anya Gallaccio at Jupiter Artland (11 May 2012).

10,000 bright red rose heads arrayed. A beautiful, velvety, organic medium that over the next few weeks will….. decay. 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

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

Amcor Flexibles Fire at Brucefield Industrial Estate

Fortunately there would appear to be no serious injuries with only one person suffering minor burns to the back of their hand. (Info source, Amcor website)

Nonetheless, a very dramatic incident for employees, residents and businesses in the vicinity. Read more

Traquair Medieval Fayre

Traquair dates back to 1107. It was originally a hunting lodge for the Kings and Queens of Scotland and later a refuge for Catholic priests in times of terror. The Stuarts of Traquair played their role in the colourful history of Scotland as supporters of Mary Queen of Scots and the Jacobite cause.

The Medieval Fayre is an excuse to dress up and have some fun while keeping some of this history alive.

Set against the backdrop of Scotland’s oldest inhabited house, Traquair House, Innerleithen, near Peebles in the Scottish Borders, it provides atmosphere and context to the event.

These images were taken on 28 May 2011 the first day of a two day event. This event was one of many that are organised there throughout the year. If you live in the area and are looking for something to do, it is a good day out, less than 30 miles drive from Edinburgh through scenic countryside. Read more

Co-op fire damage

“The Co-operative Food” a.k.a. the Co-op building in the Bankton Retail Centre adjacent to South Livingston Train Station was burned out in a fire overnight (2 May 2011). Media reports indicate the police are considering the incident as suspicious.

Demolition began quickly but looks to have halted. I hope they can rebuild it quickly as it was a popular and handy store. Read more

Fire at Brucefield Industrial Estate Sunday update

Update of the situation late afternoon on the Sunday immediately following Thursday’s inferno.

The roof has collapsed on top of what remains of the factory floor preventing access to pockets of burning embers trapped beneath. The fire fighters can pump as much water in as they like but the fire won’t totally go out until they can expose it and deal with it.

There as a large demolition digger with a claw pulling bits off and a tender crew standing by to hose down each new flare up that erupts as the embers breath fresh air.

To date the only injury reported was a minor burn to the back of someone’s hand. Four firefighters were taken to hospital as precautionary measures after feeling unwell while tackling the blaze. All have been released. Read more