Photo Journal of Events and Activities in Scotland

All posts in West Lothian

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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 very sunny Grand Harburn Festival was held on Saturday 8 June 2013

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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 Light Shines Out of Me’ is the latest art installation at Jupiter Artland by Anya Gallaccio.

To people familiar with the work of Anya it may be no surprise that there is a decaying, dead tree stump within the installation area. However this is not the main feature. Read more

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

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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

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