Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Newhaven Harbour

Sun on the last day of the year.

Monday, 30 December 2013

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Fife from Cramond

At the mouth of the Almond a guest pic from Desmond Ryan.

Friday, 27 December 2013

Ob Breakish

Looking west with Tidal Cottage on the right. This is as bright as it got all day.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

The Cuillin from Elgol

The sun made a return today. Still plenty rain around though.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Lower Breakish

Another squall coming in from Beinn na Caillach behind Broadford.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

North Skye

 Weather not improving any. Just as wet and windy.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Portree Christmas Tree

Blown down several times.  I think they have given, sensibly, winds forecast to gust up to 100mph tonight.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Morning View

It was another stormy night with much rain and hail and this was the view from the front door this morning.
This is the cottage www.tidalcottage.co.uk

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Laggan Dam

This is obviously not Edinburgh. Off on a week up north for a quiet Christmas on the Isle of Skye. Very wet on the way up with swollen rivers everywhere. All the sluices open on the dam.  Getting a bit dark on the shortest day.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laggan_Dam

Friday, 20 December 2013

Carols at 6

Carols at St George's and St Andrew;s west. Good little orchestra and fine choir.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Leith Docks

The only activity this morning, a little freighter loading up.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

National Economic Forum

Held in Surgeons Hall.  This was a questions and answers session with members of the "Cabinet".  Mike Russell Secretary for Education; John Swinney, Finance; Fiona Hyslop, Culture and Exterrnal Affairs; Derek MacKay, Local Government and Planning. Everyone looking suitably serious as they had drawn the short straw.  The First Minister was off to meet with Colnel Chris Hadfield the "Singing Astronaut".

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Bare Tres

All the recent bad weather has completely stripped the leaves from  most trees. This is Constitution Street in leith.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Harvey Nichols

The department store on St Andrew's Square.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Big Wheel

This is a new wheel as well as position and orientation.  Enclosed cabs, a bit bigger and not very interesting lights.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Star Flyer, St Andrew's Square

The modern version of the old chair-o-plane.  The white lights are on the bottom of the "chairs". You can whizz round above Sir Henry Dundas on his column 150 feet up. There was much screaming in evidence when I took this.  https://www.edinburghschristmas.com/starflyer

Monday, 9 December 2013

Christmas Tree

The official Edinburgh tree on the Mound, gifted every year by Norway.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Assembly Rooms

More like George Street from the Assembly Rooms.  At a Christmas Craft Fare.

Friday, 6 December 2013


In its new position.  On a dull day not very inspiring.  Have to come back at night.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Water of Leith

High winds, low pressure and lots of rain.  The Water of Leith in spate.  There was a tidal surge at Newhaven Harbour which all but covered the benches. http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/edinburgh-weather-travel-chaos-latest-updates-1-3220338

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Boaring Santa

Well I have heard of a "pig in a poke" but........   Outside an antique shop in St Mary's Street.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Monday, 2 December 2013

Sunday, 1 December 2013


A real tree. How did they get it in?

Saturday, 30 November 2013


Giant Christmas baubles above yesterday's tree in Ocean Terminal.

Friday, 29 November 2013


Either Santa has knocked off early or he has yet to arrive.

Thursday, 28 November 2013


Performing at the Queens Hall.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013


Working on the windows at the Scottish Parliament.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013


Part of the Palace of Holyrood House in late afternoon light.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Towards Leith Harbour.

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Friday, 22 November 2013

First Minister

The debating chamber of the Scottish Parliament, second day of the business event.  Alex Salmond addressing the delegates.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Andrew Carnegie

At an event in the Scottish Parliament.  This is part of a temporary exhibition in the foyer. Rather good little exhibition.http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/visitandlearn/61836.aspx

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Leith Links

Looking towards the church at the foot of Easter Road.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Saturday, 16 November 2013


George Street, the Christmas decorations are going up.

Friday, 15 November 2013


The new entrance to the Station from Market Street.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Business for Scotland

A small section of the full house for a meeting on the Economics of
Independence. Businessforscotland.co.uk

Wednesday, 13 November 2013


The Big Wheel has arrived for it's "Christmas" stint in Princes Street Gardens.  Erecting it in a new spot and with a different orientation.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013


Meanwhile back in Leith.....