Photo Journal of Events and Activities in Scotland

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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

The Royal Air Force Red Arrows at Greenock Tall Ships Race

Update (20 August 2011): I note with great sadness that one of the Red Arrows crashed at Bournemouth Air Festival and that the pilot Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging tragically lost his life. I salute the courage and bravery of all the armed services including the RAF. The RAF Red Arrows have brought pleasure to many over many years on this sad day and I express my condolences to the family, friends and the Red Arrows team.

The finale to the Greenock Tall Ships Race event took place prior to the ships setting out on the “Parade of Sail”. Read more

Celebrating 30 years, Sat 28 July – Sun 5 August 2012
Free entry to all exhibitions, 10am – 5pm daily.

Pittenweem is a coastal village in the East Neuk of Fife.

Characteristic of the area it has an atmosphere and “the light” that appeals to artists. Many have chosen to live there often reflecting the charm in their paintings. 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

Union 10 – Canal Anniversary.

On the weekend of 24-26 September 2010, approximately 60 vessels made the journey from Edinburgh Quay to Falkirk Wheel, to celebrate 10 years since the Union Canal re-opened.

The flotilla arrived at Falkirk and progressed through the locks and onto the completely unique engineering marvel, the world’s only rotating boatlift, the Falkirk Wheel. The flotilla comprised narrowboats in all their varied decorations, many with additional festoons for the occasion, some other cruisers and some Edwardian steam launches.

Edwardian Steam Launch Enteres Falkirk Wheel 4761