Friday, 30 April 2010

Easy Riderz

Cycling Scotlands' stunt cycling team The Riderz landed at Duddingtson Primary School in Edinburgh yesterday as part of a campaign to encourage 9-12 year olds to cycle to school.

Find out more about Cycling Scotland here.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

New Look for Ollie and Forbes

Edinburgh based on line toy retailer Ollie & Forbes have recently relaunched their website which features may new product shots. Expect soon to see a new luxury range arriving which I recently photographed.

Visit Ollie & Forbes

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Innis & Gunn Queen's Award

Dougal Sharp from Edinburgh brewers Innis & Gunn who have been awarded the Queen's Award for enterprise. It's been over two decades since a brewer has won the award.

Photographed on Calton Hill.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

A Drunk Man Looks Up at the Thistle

Publicity shots for Red Note Ensemble's production of A Drunk Man Looks Up at the Thistle.

Scottish composer Bill Sweeney's 90 minute version of Hugh MacDiarmid's poem is a brilliant, multi-faceted setting of one of the landmark Scots poems of the twentieth century.

Red Note Emsemble are touring from the 3rd - 9th June. More information here.

"These are completely fab! They're really great. Thank you!'

John Harris
Red Note Emsemble

Monday, 19 April 2010

RoadKill Milliner

James Faulkener, Edinburgh based milliner who makes head wear from roadkill.

"I was walking with my friend and we saw a dead magpie on the road. She jokingly said I should use it and I thought, that's not a bad idea".

Photographed for Scotland on Sunday's Spectrum Magazine.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Ali and Sue's Big Bike Ride

On May 23rd, Sue & Ali McKichan will set off to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats covering a total distance of over 1000 miles. During this 2 week epic, they will average 60 miles a day, climb the equivalent of twice the height of Everest, whilst hopefully discovering some tasty scone shops along the way. They don’t have the benefit of a support team, so will be carrying all their kit in panniers and will be overnighting in bunkhouses, B&Bs and with friends and family where possible.

The Edinburgh sisters are embarking on this challenge to cycle the length of Britain to raise much needed funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, who provide such fantastic practical, medical and financial support for anyone affected by cancer.

They are pedalling from south to north in the hope that the prevailing South Westerly winds will help them on their way. Their route takes them up through Cornwall and Devon to Bristol, then north hugging the Welsh border, through the Midlands and the Lake District.

The Scottish half of the trip sees them heading up through Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Glencoe, the Great Glen and on up to John O’Groats.

If you wish to support them, then you can donate via:

And they’ll be tweeting and blogging as they go – so check out the weblinks below:

Ali & Sue's Big Bike Ride

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Health Scotland

Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon speaking at the Scottish Parliament last night during an NHS Health Scotland launch.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

In The Mood

Musicians and dancers from the Show Scotland event 'We'll Meet Again' get in the mood at The People's Palace and Winter Gardens in Glasgow.

Just one of over 40 events taking place across Scotland from the 30th April to the 3rd May.

More information from

More pictures here on my Facebook Fan Page

Friday, 9 April 2010

Love Your Home

Loved this shot from an interiors shoot I did for The Scotsman recently of a property in Carlton Street in Edinburgh. Sometimes the simplest photographs work best. Lovely light in the house.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Edinburgh Digital Switchover Announced

Digit Al arrives in Edinburgh to announce the dates for the Digital Switchover for the STV Central TV region. Edinburgh is served by the Blackhill and Craigkelly transmitters and the switchover will take place between the 1st and 8th June 2011. More information here.

And a photograph of Digit Al and me here!