Happy New Year! After what has been a very busy festive season, it’s almost time to get back to ‘normal.’ We had some overseas family here during the holidays, and as you do, we took a few day trips to the popular Scottish ‘tourist spots’ so at least they got a chance to see some […]

Capture Canal Colours – winner!

Delighted to get news through yesterday that my image of The Kelpies had won the Scottish Canals Capture Canal Colours contest. Since they were built earlier this year, I had wanted to travel through to Falkirk and get a shot of them, and figured early morning would be best (very little people and hopefully nice […]

The Kelpies

My time in the summer months is filled mostly with events, primarily the pipe band season, but in winter I get more opportunities to focus on the outdoors and landscapes. The Kelpies are an art installation in Falkirk area of Scotland on the Forth & Clyde canal. They are the most prominent feature of the Helix Park, […]

The Worlds (Saturday)

The morning of the World Pipe Band Championships started slightly different this year, for me at least. For the first time, the final round of grade 1 had already been decided [yesterday] so there was no live worlds stream to watch first thing. That left only one thing for it, get down to the green […]

The Worlds (Friday)

After what has been a busy week of Piping Live, the World Pipe Band Championships kicked off today with the Grade 1 qualifying heats at Glasgow Green. The two arena set up worked very well, giving every band a chance to play into the main stage and then swapping over for the second performance. I […]

Piping Live! 2014

For the past ten or so years, the week leading up to the World Pipe Band Championships is a celebration of everything bagpipe and pipe bands. Throughout Glasgow, there are pipe band performances, solos’s, drumming events and much more as the build up to the main event on Friday and Saturday. I managed to get […]

XX Commonwealth Games – Glasgow 2014

Glasgow hosted the Twentieth Commonwealth Games dubbed as the Friendly Games and it certainly delivered. Not only were we [family and friends] delighted to hold such a massive event, but proud that it went so well. Glasgow looked great, the weather held up (for the most part) and their were some great sporting moments of […]

SFRS Pipe Band

SFRS Ceilidh

My good friends in the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service Pipe Band invited me along to get some photos of the bands first outing with  new P/M George Sharp at the helm. It was a great night with a well received performance by the band during the interval. Tricky lighting conditions with the disco lights […]