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The Tall Ships Event at Greenock

Greenock in Inverclyde was the host of The Tall Ships Race event over the weekend, 9-12 July 2011. Fortunately there was pleasant summer sunshine for most of the time I was there. 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

Leven Veteran Vintage Rally 2011

Leven Veteran Vintage Rally 2011 was held on 26 June on the promenade at Leven in Fife.

Not the best weather for a rally or for photographs but it wasn’t cold, stayed dry for the most part and there were many fine vehicles on view. I managed to catch a quite a few shots of the veteran and vintage vehicles, cars and motorbikes. Read more

The Grand Harburn Festival

The Grand Harburn Festival 2011. At Harburn, near West Calder & Livingston.

Family fun, art, entertainment, ponies, dog show, street painting, music and a duck race!

What a fantastic event. Everyone always has such a great time at this annual event, even despite the colder, damp weather this year but there was such a good atmosphere and buzz. Better luck with the weather next year. Read more

Union 10 Canal Anniversary Celebration

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. 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

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

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