Monday, 31 March 2014

Sunday, 30 March 2014


Back in Edinburgh from the "bright" north. Taken on the phone going down the Mound at about 6.30PM. The Assembly Hall and an invisible Castle swallowed by the fog.  Cold too.

Friday, 28 March 2014


West Lane looking up Loch Broom.  In Ullapool for the 24th Changin Scotland.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014


Unfortunately my old van is going to end up here shortly and it's only 17.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014


There is an extensive network of paths and cycleways in Edinburgh which allows cyclists and pedestrians to keep off the roada.  The old railway lines are an important part of the network.  This is in victoria park in leith.  The Cycletrack goes under the old bridge which is part of Craighall Road.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Leith Harbour from Granton

From Granton Road looking along the shore road to the stalled development again.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Castle Stalker

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Loch Linnhe

Clearly not Edinburgh.  Little spring break at Onich south of Fort William.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Early Morning, Port of Leith

This should all have been developed by now but this unit, nearest the sea lock, remains isolated and there are no signs that anything will change soon. Other parts of the city have seen a revival in building but the waterfront developments are completely stalled.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Wednesday, 19 March 2014


Wandering around the "arrested development" by the waterfront I have noticed that there are large areas covered in these, mostly broken.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Sea of Mud

Low tide at Newhaven Harbour.

Monday, 17 March 2014


A little touch of Spring in Inverleith Park.  The daffs aren't really altogether out of focus, rather being blown about at high speed by the still strong wind.

Sunday, 16 March 2014


The Coffee Shop in the Old Smithy. Very windy but warm enough to sit outside. Clementine Cake and coffee, excellent.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Bass Rock

From North Berwick beach.  Walking with Edinburgh NTS group this morning.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Tariq Ali

A blast from my past.  The sixties political activist at Edinburgh University this afternoon.  A lecture on the break up of Britain. A supporter of Scottish Independence. The phone isn't really much good for this sort of thing.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Open Eye

The sign for the gallery, might need some attention.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014


Sunshine does make things look better, even this brutalist monument.  The Broughton Street Cleansing Depot.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Royal Scots Club

The entrance to the club in Abercromby Place.  It is a useful venue for meetings in Edinburgh and has recently been refurbished.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Lacking Symmetry

Same street as the post on Thursday (I pass there frequently due to my scone addiction and visits to Bon Papillon) but not so symmetric if you look up.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

St Andrews Square

An installation of lights fills the square but really doesn't look like much from ground level. You need to go up to the eatery in Harvey Niks and look down.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Donaldson's College

Not any longer.  Originally a school for the deaf, the pupils are now in Linlithgow.'s_College
Should you have a few pence to spare you may care to put an offer in for the building.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Doggie in the Window

I'm sure he isn't for sale but at least he has an audience.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

On the Move, Trams.

Heading East on Princes Street an actual tram. Just practising, no passengers.  They do exist.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Pavement Repairs

Amazing the massive disruption involved in doing a new pavement. Newhaven Road/Ferry Road junction. A couple of hundred metres of pavements, 2 weeks?

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Ben Chonzie, Perthshire

Only just back and "off message" already.  Out for a walk to the summit of this little Munro. A lot of snow about.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Open Eye

Normal service has been resumed. The Open Eye Gallery's side window on Dundas Street.