Monday, 27 September 2010
Friday, 24 September 2010
I was up in Orkney last week photographing key sites for next year's Historic Scotland leaflets, brochures and guidebooks. It was a challenging shoot due to the micro climate which Orkney has. We could literally see the rain coming over the hill and within 2 minutes it would be on us and we would have to run for cover.
Scara Brae, the Neolithic Settlement was closed for part of the day we were there due to Force 9 winds. Fortunately there is a replica village built into the excellent visitor centre so we were able to get the shots we needed.
Great fun. Next year I think we should aim for May.
Monday, 13 September 2010
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society have launched a brand new website called The Spirit Cellars which enables customers to find their perfect whisky. The website was launched at Whisky Live, the annual Whisky Festival which takes place in Glasgow every year. Guests were also give the chance to win an iPad.
Friday, 3 September 2010
Idlewild frontman Rod Jones, ex-Delgados singer Emma Pollock and Sparrow and the Machine singer Jill O'Sullivan gather at the Royal Burgh of Rutherglen Town Hall to launch the 2010 Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival.
Also on offer this year is a new album Music Like a Vitamin and two concerts in Edinburgh and Glasgow. More info here.
Thursday, 2 September 2010
I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed that Katie Price canceled her appearance at the Festival - would have been good fun and a bit of a bun fight with the other photographers but Doctor Who's Karen Gillan more than made up for it. Doctor Who writer Stephen Moffat was also good value along with Michael Grade.