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Dundee Contemporary Arts

As a photographer and in that context “an artist”, I respect copyright and would never intend to knowingly copy or replicate the work or original ideas of others. However in the course of photographing in a wide variety of situations there are inevitably works of art in public places. Rather than preventing photography or other artistic representations of these places, public artworks should compliment or enhance the space they occupy and are often fitting subjects within the context of their surroundings for new art. 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

Queen Elizabeth at South Queensferry

On the 4th September 2011, I had a feeling of déjà vu as I had stood on the same spot many years ago and taken photographs of the RMS Queen Mary 2. The sight was very similar, including the tones and colours of the sky and clouds. 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