Scottish Birds

Common Buzzard

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 […]

Edinburgh from Allermuir Hill
Scottish Mountain Walks

Allermuir, Caerketton and Swanston Village

Allermuir, Caerketton and Swanston Village Easily accessible, even by the local Edinburgh bus service, this Pentland Hills climb gives great views over the city of Edinburgh, the Forth bridges, and fine views of the Pentlands […]

Turnhouse and Carnethy Hills and Scald Law
Scottish Mountain Walks

Scald Law and Carnethy Hill, The Pentlands

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 […]

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 […]

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Rivers

Primrose Cottage on the River Almond Walkway

Primrose Cottage on the River Almond Walkway Starting at Cramond harbour, the River Almond walkway is an attractive riverside walk with waterfalls, weirs and woods along the way. Always plenty of bird life to see […]

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 […]

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Galleries

Swan Taking Off

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
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.