Four Legged Beasties

Otters In The Middle Of Edinburgh

During the lockdown of 2020, movement around the country was restricted which severely limited any photographic opportunities. So the appearance of some otters (at least 2)  in Dunsapie loch provided a welcome chance to photograph […]

Scottish Birds


Waxwings are winter visitors to Scotland.  They breed in Scandanavia, and some of them spend the winter here – which shows how harsh the winters must be in Scandinavia! They are usually found in small flocks, […]

Little Druim Wood

Glen Finglas Play Trail

The Glen Finglas Play Trail is a woodland walk through Little Druim Wood which is great fun for the kids. There are no really strenuous parts, so suitable for adults of all capabilities. It starts […]

Kestrel Hovering
Scottish Birds

Kestrel Hovering

This kestrel was photographed hunting on scrubland near Levenhall Links at Musselburgh. This is reclaimed land, created by building a sea wall and infilling with ash from the now demolished Cockenzie power station. The kestrel […]

Scottish Birds


Nuthatch. Popped in to the David Marshall Lodge in The Trossachs, (or The Lodge as it is known now) to try and get some Red Squirrel Shots. No luck with the squirrels, but nice to […]

Scottish Birds

Reed Bunting

Male Reed Bunting, spotted on one of my regular walks from the mouth of the River Esk at Musselburgh along to the Musselburgh Lagoons and Levenhall Links. This land was all reclaimed from the sea […]

Sore Knees Coming Down Hills
Pictures of Scotland

Knee Pain While Walking Downhill

How I Cured My Knee Pain While Walking Downhill. I only started climbing hills at the age of 61, when I sold my business and retired.  Having spent years working 7 days a week in […]

Start of the Ben Nevis climb
Scottish Mountain Walks

Climbing Ben Nevis – The Big One

If you go hillwalking in the UK, sooner or later your mind is going to turn to climbing Ben Nevis.  Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the UK, and as such, it is challenging! […]

Midges in Scotland
Wee Beasties

Midges In Scotland

Welcome To Scotland. Midges in Scotland can be a real problem.  Visit any country in the world, and as soon as you head for the great outdoors, you can be sure to find wild animals, […]

Glenfinglas Reservoir seen from The Stuc Odhar Walk

Stuc Odhar

This is one of the walks originating from the Glen Finglas Visitor Centre car park.  (Follow the link for more information.) Initially it follows the same route as the Lendrick Hill and Dam walk. (Follow […]


The Lendrick Hill & Dam Walk

This walk is one of a series of walks that start from The Glen Finglas Visitor Gateway. The paths are well marked, and well looked after. This is just one of nine marked trails of […]

Loch Turret from Ben Chonzie
Scottish Mountain Walks

Ben Chonzie from Coishavachan

If you fancy a straightforward, easy ascent of a Munro (if climbing any Munro can be described as easy) then Ben Chonzie is ideal. There is a track leading a large part of the way […]

Scottish Mountain Walks

Ben Vorlich (Loch Lomond)

Having climbed the munro, Ben Vorlich at Loch Earn earlier this year, I felt I should also climb “the other Ben Vorlich munro” at Loch Lomond. But, having read up on it before hand, it […]