Monday, 31 August 2009


Friday highlights of the 2009 MediaGuradian Edinburgh International Television Festival which included Ant and Dec hosting TV's Got Talent which Jimmy Carr, Amanda Holden and Louis Walsh. Other highlights an appearance from The Wire creator David Simon, comedian Frank Skinner, Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarckson and The James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture given by James Murdoch. Click on the image for a larger view.

Friday, 28 August 2009

A Year at The Mill

The Mill, created by Miller Genuine Draft, marked a year of supporting Scotland's emerging music scene with a landmark gig in Glasgow last night. Pictured are (back row) Glasgow based We Were Promised Jetpacks and Some Young Pedro from Lauder and St Boswells. Another gig takes place in Edinburgh next week. More info here.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Stirling Musical Heads

EXPERTS believe a piece of musical history has been identified on a 16th-century carving from Stirling Castle’s royal palace. The discovery was made by master craftsman John Donaldson who was commissioned by Historic Scotland to replicate the 16th-century oak medallions. Local schoolgirl, 10 year old Kirsty King plays the tune on a harp. Picked up by The Scotsman, The Herald, The Telegraph, The Metro and regional press.

Friday, 21 August 2009

New Recruits at B+M

Top Edinburgh law firm Balfour + Manson welcomed their annual intake of trainee lawyers this week. In order to photograph their corporate portraits I set up a studio in their office which included a white seamless background and studio lights.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Alan Rickman Returns to Edinburgh

Edinburgh casts a spell over the Harry Potter star as BAFTA award winning actor Alan Rickman returns to the Edinburgh Festivals where he first performed over 33 years ago. Photographed at The Balmoral Hotel which commands some of the best views of the Edinburgh skyline. Alan was in town to show his support for Homecoming Scotland 2009, a year long programme of events celebrating the 250th birthday of poet Robert Burns.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Stirling Castle Tartan

When Historic Scotland commissioned me to provide press images to go with the launch of the new Stirling Castle Tartan we knew we wanted to try something a bit different. So we hired a model and dressed her using 3 meters of the specially designed fabric and photographed her striking a ballet pose on the top table in the Great Hall.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Team Games at McGrigors

Top Edinburgh Law firm McGrigors are swapping business suits for tracksuits with the launch of a specialist sports law team. Partner Gary Anderson and former international fencer Iain Smith are pictured outside their Edinburgh office.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Famous Scots - Brian Cox

BAFTA and Emmy Award winning actor Brian Cox was unveiled as the latest Famous Scot at the ScotlandsPeople Centre in Edinburgh on Tuesday, joining Billy Connolly and Shirley Manson. More photographs available here.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Lauren Laverne

Culture Queen Lauren Laverne returns to the Edinburgh festivals to support Homecoming Scotland 2009. BBC TV's The Culture Show presenter, who is half Scottish photographed at The Pleasance courtyard.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Chippendale Legs

One for the ladies out there! Radio Forth of the Fringe recently hosted a top night out at the HMV Picture House in Edinburgh which featured, Craig Hill, Stephen K Amos, Adam Hills and The Proclaimers. Opening the night all the way from Las Vegas were The Chippendales. Bit of a bum shot there. More photos here.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Home-Cumming for Alan

Scottish born Hollywood actor Alan Cumming returned to Edinburgh this weekend to support Homecoming Scotland 2009. Alan, who is due to appear in the Spider-man musical on Broadway next year retraced his steps to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Friday, 7 August 2009

Tree Time

The sun was kind to me during a shoot in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh yesterday for the Institute of Chartered Foresters. The images are to be used for leaflets and on their website.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Discover My Past Scotland

Discover My Past Scotland magazine includes a feature on the new ScotlandsPeople centre in Edinburgh using photographs I have taken of Billy Connolly and Sir James Black, both of whom have had Famous Scots exhibitions tracing their family roots. Watch out for Brian Cox next.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Happy Buyer

Customer service is vitality important to Taylor Wimpey and from time to time Happy Buyers are photographed in their new homes to be used for customer satisfaction case studies.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Aboyne Highland Games

Elgin take 1st place in the Tug O' War competition, a highlight of the Aboyne Highland Games which took place over the weekend. Some of the 'tugs' can take up to 55 minutes to complete! Part of Homecoming Scotland 2009.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Guildtown Bluegrass Festival

Gordy Reynolds, fiddle player and singer with the Dapper McDans photographed backstage at The Guildtown Bluegrass Festival which took place in the village of Guildtown near Perth at the weekend. Part of Homecoming Scotland 2009.