Beasties that swim

Seals Taking it Easy

Seals in the River Forth taking it easy. These seals are almost always visible, just outside of Edinburgh.  To see them, head out of Musselburgh, past the racecourse, and take the coast road. Not far […]

The Forth Bridges
Edinburgh

The Forth Bridges

The Forth Bridges This picture of the Forth Bridges, taken from Cramond island, shows the Forth Rail Bridge, built in Victorian times and still going strong. Behind it is one of the towers of the […]

The Cramond Fish
Edinburgh

The Cramond Fish

The Cramond Fish The Cramond Fish is a statue by renowned sculptor Ronald Rae.  It sits on the foreshore near the causeway to Cramond Island.   The Fish is located a short walk in the Edinburgh […]

portobello
Edinburgh

Portobello Beach (in the snow)

Portobello Beach (in the snow) Edinburgh’s beach is situated in Portobello. It can be a chilly place to sunbathe in the summer….. …..but in the winter it can be downright freezing!

calton hill folly
Edinburgh

Calton Hill Folly

Calton Hill Folly Calton Hill Folly, also known as “Scotland’s Disgrace” was intended to be a monument to the soldiers and sailors who died in the Napoleonic wars – however it was never finished. It […]

edinburgh golf
Edinburgh

Edinburgh Golfers

Some Edinburgh Golfers golfers getting off to a frosty start on Edinburgh’s Swanston Golf course

cramond island
Edinburgh

The Causeway to Cramond Island

The Causeway to Cramond Island Cramond Island is connected to the mainland by a causeway which is only exposed when the tide is out. Every year someone has to be rescued when they find they […]

one o'clock gun
Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s One O’Clock Gun

Edinburgh’s One O’Clock Gun Every day in Edinburgh, a gun is fired from the castle at 1pm – commonly known as the one O’clock Gun.

migrating balls
Edinburgh

Migrating Balls

Migrating Balls Every autumn, having spent the summer at sea, the now fully grown balls return to the river of their birth and begin the long journey back to the spawning grounds…… …..Sorry, it was […]

duke of wellington glasgow
Glasgow

The Duke of Wellington statue, Glasgow

Duke of Wellington The Duke of Wellington statue on Royal Exchange Square in Glasgow can usually be seen with his traffic cone hat. The practice is discouraged by the local council, but it has become […]

edinburgh castle
Edinburgh

Edinburgh from The Pentland Hills

Edinburgh from The Hills An unusual shot of Edinburgh Castle, taken from the Pentland Hills – showing the river Forth and the Fife Coastline in the background

wojtek the bear
Edinburgh

Wojtek the Bear

Wojtek the bear Wojtek the bear belonged to a polish army unit during WWII.  When the war ended, in order to take Wojtek with them to Scotland, the Poles officially drafted him into the army […]

waverley paddle steamer
Glasgow

The Waverley Paddle Steamer

The Waverley Paddle Steamer Why not take a trip on The Waverley  paddle steamer – the world’s last ocean going paddle steamer.  Trips down the River Clyde from Glasgow  – commonly known as a  trip “doon […]