Sunday, 30 June 2013

Climbing Centre

Built in, over and around the old Ratho Quarry this is one one of the biggest indoor climbing arenas in the world.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Behind the Facade

The fronts of buildings on the High Street are often not very large but many on the south side extend all the way down the hill to a foundation on the Cowgate, often in stages like this and are really very large.

Friday, 28 June 2013

At the Mound

Started off pouring but steadily improved. Enough for this combo outside the National gallery to get busking.

Thursday, 27 June 2013


You can tell it is summer, the rain is warmer.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

From Regent Road

New developments running along Old Tollbooth Wynd, beyond that towards the city the Council offices and between the giant gap site.  On the left is the burial ground of the Canongate Church.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Local Moggie

Great whiskers but location not the best.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Two Flags

Flying from The National Gallery like an advert for an independence debate.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Ramsay Gardens

This view about to disappear as the last of the staging for the Tattoo goes up on the Esplanade.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Friday, 21 June 2013


This is a piece of the Old Netherbow Port.  It has been embedded in the wall of the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the site of the old Port.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Fountainbridge Square

The end of the Union Canal. Appropriately there for a business meeting on Independence.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

The Royal Highland Show

The show starts tomorrow.  Just the "little people" setting up today. The Big Boys are all organised as you can see above.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Keep Edinburgh Tidy

Morning collection outside entrance to Waverley Market, privatised.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Fisherman Returns

Our local fisherman has returned to the Bonnington stretch of the Water of Leith.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

One o clock Gun

Up at the castle today. Just a bit late for the 21 gun salute for the Queen's official birthday.  Hence the three artillery pieces instead of one. Tam the "gun" died in 2005 and the current incumbent is a lady who replaced the replacement.  See article.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Royal Mile

There are some nice old tenements in the Royal Mile.  This is the short block between Jeffrey Street and Cranston Street.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Gabriel's Raod

The start of the narrow walkway that leads down the side of the Register House to Waterloo Place.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Flats - Leith

At Leith Harbour.  Just noticed that the phone's image ratio is 3:4

Monday, 10 June 2013

Salvation Army Hostel

At the corner of the Cowgate and the Pleasance.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Inchkeith Light

Landed on Inchkeith for a picnic.  Only as far as the harbour, seagulls still nesting. The Lighthouse at the top of the island.

Saturday, 8 June 2013


Weekend on the Forth.  Young Callum having a look at a wreck.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Nelson's Monument

The big stone telescope started the day basking in the sunshine and then the effect of the North Sea kicked in.  It got grey and cold but not quite as far as the haar.  It has now gone back to sunshine late afternoon.,_Edinburgh

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Sir Walter

Seated below the giant stone rocket that is the Scott Monument.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Monday, 3 June 2013

New Building, Old Shadow

New hotel in the Old Town with a shadow from an old tenement.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

St Patrick,s

The church is hidden between the High St and Holyrood road. They describe themselves as being "served by the Redemptionists".

Saturday, 1 June 2013


A little tree rat scampering by in Princes Street Gardens.