Sunday, 31 January 2010

From Calton Hill

This is a series of shots from Calton Hill starting by looking almost west and moving round to the north.  I think I will have to split this in 2 posts. In the 4th picture, just to the right of the red chimney, you can see the flats from Saturday's picture.  Rather obtrusive for a not particularly large building.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Flats, Graham Street

A cold and sunny start to the day.  Relatively new flats close to work.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Shortbread House

To continue, after a fashion, in the food theme. No, not quite like the Gingerbread House.  This is the shortbread  factory in Tennant St., Leith.  What is unfortunately missing is the ability to photograph in "Aromarama".  The exhaust from the ovens is wonderful.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Martin Wishart

The entrance to another eponymous restraunt in Leith. 
This one sports a Michelin Star.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

The Shore, Leith

More eateries and bars along the Water of Leith.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Daniels Bistro

There has been a lot of Waterfront/Docks development in Leith.  The old bonded warehouses at the edge of the docks were one of the first changes.  Leith isn't short of places to eat these days. The eponymous Daniel is from Alsace.

Monday, 25 January 2010

The Gold Sea

Haute cusine, Leith style, the local "chippie" in Ferry Road.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

River Clyde

Glasgow again today for a trade show at the SECC. The river next to the exhibition halls and the the new BBC "Cube". 

Saturday, 23 January 2010


Edinburgh has lots of old ornate lamposts but the addition of modern lights tends to spoil them.  On a very grey day, here is one just outside work in Leith.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Inverleith Place

Looking west along Inverleith Place towards Fettes College.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Newhaven Harbour

Looking north from yesterday's spot to the lighthouse at the harbour mouth.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010


Newhaven from the harbour. 

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Calton Hill from Leith

Through in very dull Glasgow but returned to some glimpses of sun in Leith, so more of the same for today. Looking up Constitution Street, close to the entrance to the docks, towards the Calton Hill and Nelson's monument.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Looking South West from Leith

Seem to have got stuck in a contre jour mode.  St Mary's again, from further east.  The steeple in the foreground is North Leith Parish Church.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

St Mary's Cathedral

St Mary's seen from Inverleith Park with the Pentlands beyond.

Saturday, 16 January 2010


In Glasgow today, another dull wet one.  The art Galleries and Museum by the Kelvin, almost in spate.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Dusk, Victoria Park

Another dull day but a little light as it finishes.  Edward VII, (well his statue), in Victoria Park.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Grey Day on the Forth

I'ts gey dreich here at present.  Grey and sleety. Wasn't great the last two days but another night shot in the docks would seem excessive.  So, the reality of Edinburgh/Leith in winter, (all that snow and sunshine was probably just an illusion). Looking over the Forth towards Fife. 

Wednesday, 13 January 2010


Back to Ocean Terminal again.  The berth in front of Britannia is now occupied by Hirta, one of the Fisheries Patrol vessels operating out of Leith. 

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Britannia at Ocean Terminal

The Royal Yacht Britannia (or should that be former Royal Yacht) moored at Ocean Terminal, Leith.  Although the snow has mostly gone from Leith the ice is clinging on.  The docks are still frozen in places as can be seen in the reflections.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Windy Forth, Icy Prom

Suddenly after the longest cold spell in 30 years we waken up to no snow in the streets and a more typical Edinburgh day, mostly dull and grey.  The photo is the prom on the Forth near Silverknowes, stripped of snow it is now pure ice but begining to melt. It is still about 2 inches thick.  You can see why there has been so much whinging about the cold.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

West Lomond and the Bishop's Hill

Spent the day in Fife so todays photo is not Edinburgh or Leith but a fine little group of hills in the "Kingdom".

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Arthur's Seat

Early morning mist shrouds Arthur's Seat.  Taken from near the Royal Observatory on Blackford Hill.  A little later, taken from the other side of the wall, the mist has been chased off by the sun and Edinburgh appears.

Friday, 8 January 2010

The Shore, Leith

The Water of Leith frozen over with a sprinkling of snow.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

City Skyline

The "Old Town" from the north about dawn.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Fettes College

The last of the sun on the main tower of Fettes College in Inverleith.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Leith Links

The west end of Leith Links.  The Links have several mounds like the one in the picture.  These were constructed during the Seige of Leith to elevate the cannons firing at the Citadel.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Sunrise Portobello

Sunrise from the snow covered prom Portobello. 

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Salisbury Crags

A further fall of snow last night and some sunshine this morning. Looking over Edinburgh from the Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Edinburgh from Dalmeny

Looking back to Edinburgh and the Pentland Hills.  You don't have to be far out of Edinburgh to encounter plenty snow.

Friday, 1 January 2010

New Year Fireworks Edinburgh Castle

Freezing start to the new decade.  The New Year fireworks as seen across the playing fields on Ferry Road. The castle is in there somewhere under the explosions and smoke.