Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Porty Chimneys

I wonder how many flats are served by this lot.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012


Team training in Inverleith Park.  Up and down the bank ad infinitum then off for a jog.

Monday, 28 May 2012

New Trams and Rusty Rails

The new tram depot at the Gogar Junction. Quite a few trams, plenty rusty rails but of course, no activity.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Forth Rail Bridge

Across the fiels of oilseed rape near Dalmeny.  Still bakingly hot.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Forth View

Edinburgh from West Wemyss in Fife with a large cruise ship heading off towards the North Sea.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Musselburgh Beach

You have to act fast to catch the Scottish summer.  It may disappear rather quickly.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

The Castle

The Castle seen from the north in evening light.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Tuesday, 22 May 2012


An evening match in Inverleith Park.

Monday, 21 May 2012


The Water of Leith flowing through Roseburn.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Porty Beach

Sunny but still a tad chill.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

City Skyline

From Ferry Road across Heeriot's playing fields at Goldemacre, hence the intrusive flodlight.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Rain - Drain

The "weather" continues.  This is the ever expanding puddle in the work car park.  The litle oil slick seems to prevent the raindrops having a noticeable impact.

Thursday, 17 May 2012


Miserable wet day again.  Had cause to be in Ocean Point on the 8th floor. Looking over onto the roof of Ocean Terminal. Phone picture.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Portobello Beach

Not sure whether they are moving the sand up the beach or bringing in fresh supplies as a supplemrnt.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012


The sign of the old shop in Newhaven at the foot of Whalebrae. Originally a confectioners in the 1920's and latterly a "corner" shop where you could still get proper ice cream.  It has been closed over a year now and no takers as a shop or dwelling.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Stockbridge Tony

Tony and his new pal the Heron.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Edinburgh from Musselburgh

From the shore at Musselburgh looking back to Arthur's Seat and Leith.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Portobello Beach

Great improvement in the weather, but still a bit chilly. This seemed to be more akin to shinty or hurling than hockey but they were certaily enjoying themselves.

Friday, 11 May 2012

More "Summer"

Continuing rain with heavy downpoursand colder than yesterday.  The Water of Leith is rising.  If Tony had been replaced he would be up to his neck by now.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Summer ?

You can tell summer is coming.  It is cold and very wet. The flood works at Bonnington.  I now understand that the banked bit, submerged on the left, is not permanent.  Just allows for access of the heavy equiptment and the narrowing faster flowing section will be back to the whole width and hopefully below the retaining walls.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Deanbrae House

This is the rather eccentric house at the south end of Dean Bridge.  In the 18th century it was a tavern for Dean Village.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Bon Papillion

Happy anniversary.  Bon Papillon is one year old today. Congratulations to Ingrid and Stuart. Let them eat cake. On the left orange cake and on the right beetroot and ginger with a cream cheese and lemon topping.  Great little gallery as well. Exceedingly good cakes, on a plane far above Mr Kipling.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Edinburgh from Aberdour

Viewed across the Forth from the Grounds of Aberdour castle.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Edinburgh Castle

The biggest moon of the year was non compliant in Edinburgh.  It rose behind low clouds and didn't appear till it was truly dark.

Friday, 4 May 2012


The Water of Leith at Powderhall. The strange building in the distance is a refuse collection site on Broughton Street , home of the Council bin lorries.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Local Elections

Out excercising my franchise in the local council elections. The polling station is Trinity Primary School.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Irish Arrival

Over Crammond Island and heading for Turnhouse.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012


Over Corstorphine Hill.