• Beasties that swim,  Edinburgh

    Seals Taking it Easy in the Forth near Edinburgh

    Seals in the River Forth taking it easy. These seals are almost always visible, at Morrison's Haven just outside of Edinburgh.  To see them, head out of Musselburgh, past the racecourse, and take the coast road. Not far along the road you see Prestongrange Mining Museum on the right - almost opposite there is a sign for the coastal path…

  • The Forth Bridges

    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 Forth Road bridge - opened in 1964, but now suffering from some deterioration caused by the unprecedented traffic levels, and weather. Finally, in the distance…

  • The Cramond Fish

    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 direction from the start of the causeway. The Fish measures an Impressive seven feet high, by ten feet wide.  It is carved from granite and…

  • calton hill folly

    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 does look impressive though with the sun shining through and casting shadows on the snow.

  • migrating balls

    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 the only reasonable reason I could find for a load of balls trying to jump Cramond weir in Edinburgh :0)

  • wojtek the bear

    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 as a private. Eventually he was given to Edinburgh Zoo where he lived until his death in 1963 This is the statue of Wojtek in…