Monday, 31 May 2010

Costa Coffee Academy

Training is on the menu as Costa opens Scotland's first Coffee Academy in Edinburgh. The new Costa Training Academy on Hanover Street aims to train approximately 600 Scottish baristas per year.

Photographs appeared in The Scotsman, Press and Journal and other publications over the weekend.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Make Your Own History

Historic Scotland has launched a Family Challenge to encourage Scottish families to see how many of its outstanding heritage attractions they can visit by 11th July.

The Family Challenge is part of the current 'Make Your Own History' campaign which promotes the opportunities for great family days out at Historic Scotland attractions throughout the country, including Edinburgh, Stirling and Bothwell Castle which is pictured above.

More info here.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Linlithgow Rose

Nice spread of images in this week's Spectrum Magazine from a documentary shoot I did a couple of weeks ago during the semi-final of the Scottish Junior Cup. I was commissioned by Scotland on Sunday to capture the excitiement of the game between Linlithgow Rose and Lochee United. Linlithgow Rose won and went of to lift the cup in the final yesterday.

Thursday, 20 May 2010


The Noisettes set the tone at HMV Picture House in Edinburgh last night for the first of two Russian Standard Vodka Originals gigs where fans enjoyed a free concert.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Albert Roux

Legendary French chef Albert Roux at the opening of Chez Roux, his new restaurant situated within Greywalls Hotel near Gullane. More info here.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Back to School

Thousands of young people across Scotland are to benefit from an extension to a scheme which makes school trips to Scottish heritage sites more accessible.

Trips to the New Lanark World Heritage Site are to be included in the educational travel scheme for the first time, helping schools deliver heritage education through active and outdoor learning - all in the context of Curriculum for Excellence.

School visits to all Historic Scotland properties and three iconic National Trust for Scotland sites (Bannockburn, Culloden and the Robert Burns’ Birthplace Museum) are also covered by the travel scheme, which is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Historic Scotland. Pictured is Fiona Hyslop MSP.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Stirling Castle Decorators

Specialist decorator John Nevin photographed in the Royal Palace at Stirling Castle. This portrait was taken to be used for a feature in a French magazine. John and his son Mark are part of a team working at the castle using traditional painting techniques. More info here.

Friday, 7 May 2010

All The World's a Stage

This photograph was shot back in March for the launch of the Scottish Drama Training Network which is a collaboration between RSAMD, Queen Margaret University and Napier University.

Delighted to see it has been used on the cover Teaching Drama magazine.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Every Boy's Dream

14 year old Billy Leonard fulfilled his dreams at the weekend when he visited Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade's Museum of Fire. The museum held an open weekend as past of Show Scotland which is Museums Galleries Scotland's show case of the best of their collections.

More information on how you can visit the museum here.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

And the winner is...

Kenya's Florence Kiplagat takes first place at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Run on Sunday with a personal best time of 32:10. Kiplagat was one of 10,000 runners taking part in the 10k race which this year had a new starting venue of Holyrood Park with part of the course going through the grounds of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

More coverage and a slideshow on the BUPA Great Edinburgh Run 2010 website.

And also here:

Monday, 3 May 2010

BUPA Great Edinburgh Run Press Call

Elite athletes Kipligat, Soi and Tulu share a joke at The Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh at the press launch of the Bupa Great Edinburgh Run which took place over the weekend. Kipligat went on to won the womens elite race in Sunday. More info here.