When I was young, it was quite unusual to see a Buzzard, but over the past 30 years or so, the Common Buzzard has become, eh….. quite common. Nowadays their range is expanding and it […]
Scald Law and Carnethy Hill, The Pentlands The Pentland Hills lie just to the south of Edinburgh, and the highest hill at 609m is Scald Law. This is a circular route, and also takes in […]
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!
Some Edinburgh Golfers golfers getting off to a frosty start on Edinburgh’s Swanston Golf course
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 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 […]
Lift Off A swan doing its best to take off on the River Esk. Eventually it ran out of runway and gave up!
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 […]
The High Street Edinburgh Looking down the High Street Edinburgh towards Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament.
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.