Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Scottish Renewables Conference 2011

The annual Scottish Renewables conference took place over two days in Glasgow last week and attracted names such as Prof Susan Deacon, VP of National Geographic Terry Garcia and saw Professor Stephen Salter MBE, a world-leading pioneer of wave power technologies, presented the Saltire Prize Medal by First Minister Alex Salmond.

More info here.

Saturday, 26 March 2011


Minister for Public Health and Sport Shona Robison MSP visited Knox Academy in East Lothian recently to learn of the latest progress in the roll out of community sports hubs.

Top marks to Shona for getting on the trampoline!

Friday, 18 March 2011

Festival of Museums Launch

Buchanan Street in Glasgow was the setting for an impromptu flash mob breakdance performance to mark the programme launch of a brand new festival for Scotland.

The inaugural Festival of Museums will see a jam-packed programme of events taking place in museums and galleries across Scotland from the 13 to 15 May 2011.

More info here.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Visit Cafe Ruby

Here's a postcard featuring some photography I shot for my friends Lesley and Peeter who own Cafe Ruby in Edinburgh's Tollcross area.

It's situated right next to the King's Theatre and serves the best coffee in town.

More info from their website here.

Do pop along - they would love to see you.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

First Minister visits Stirling's Royal Palace

First Minister Alex Salmond has revealed details of a weekend of celebrations to mark the opening of Stirling Castle’s Renaissance royal palace after a £12 million refurbishment.
He made the announcement during a visit to the palace where he saw the first of the original 16th-century Stirling Heads being prepared for display in a specially-created gallery on the upper floor.
The royal palace opens to the public on June 4th and 5th 2011.

More images on Facebook.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Starbucks Unveils New Logo and Store

I photographed the newly refurbished Starbucks store on Edinburgh's Royal Mile last year and was delighted when Starbucks commissioned me to photograph their redesigned Knightsbridge store on Brompton Road along with the launch of their new logo.

Day one of the shoot involved me working with Dutch designer Liz Muller to provide interior images of the store. On the second day I provided press and PR images of the store opening along with the unveiling of the new logo.

Starbucks also celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

Above, top: Darcy Willson-Rymer, Starbucks UK Managing Director unveils the new logo.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Historic Scotland Print Suite for 2011-12

Photographing these leaflet and brochure covers for Historic Scotland took me all over the country last year from Orkney in the north to Caerlaverock Castle in the south. Over 2 million guides are printed and distributed.

One of the perks of the job was getting to spend time at some amazing locations. I think the highlight was the Fort George Colossal Event last August which features on the cover of the 2011 Events guide.

Click the image for a closer view.

For more information about Historic Scotland click here.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Dennis The Menace comes to Edinburgh

This was a tricky PR shoot yesterday to promote the City of Dundee as the King of the Castles - in Edinburgh.

The picture had several elements needed to convey the message; Edinburgh Castle, Dennis The Menace and an advertising trailer with a giant poster of a castle in Dundee on it.

What made the shoot difficult was the position of the sun which was directly over Edinburgh Castle. I had to use quite a lot of off-camera flash to compensate for the strong sunlight.

You can read about the campaign on the Guardian site here.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

First Minister Alex Salmond

I was recently commissioned by Holyrood Magazine to photograph First Minister Alex Salmond at Bute House in Edinburgh. The photographs were to illustrate a wide ranging interview with editor Mandy Rhodes and can be found here.