Beasties that swim

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

high street edinburgh
Edinburgh

The High Street Edinburgh

The High Street Edinburgh Looking down the High Street Edinburgh towards Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament.

britannia
Edinburgh

The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia The Royal Yacht Britannia, formerly used by the queen, is now moored at Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh. It is well worth a visit.

cramond weir
Edinburgh

Cramond Weir, Edinburgh

Cramond Weir The Old Cramond Weir on the river Almond at Cramond.  There is an attractive walkway alongside the river here.