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Some of my earlier images are scans from 35mm transparencies or negatives but the vast majority have been taken with high-resolution digital cameras.
History & Heritage
The unique and rugged landscape of Scotland is steeped in history and legend. Numerous traces of the Nation`s turbulent past remain and prehistoric settlements, standing stones, battlefields, memorials and castles, often set against magnificent scenery, as well as fascinating art galleries and museums, attract world-wide interest and draw visitors from across the globe.
No matter where you are in Scotland, you are never far from a reminder of the nation`s diverse history and heritage and the remarkable contribution that Scots have made in the advancement of civilisation over the centuries.
I am particularly interested in military history and you will find a large amount of material here, from ancient times through to the modern era including museum exhibits, battlefield visits and war memorials.
A keen hillwalker, I have been fortunate to experience the country`s summits in all weathers, sometimes battling to stay upright in a vicious blizzard or, on other occasions, gazing for miles in diamond-sharp visibility across a tranquil scene of familiar tops and those yet to be climbed.
Whether you venture onto the slopes or enjoy the ever- changing Scottish landscape from ground level, it never fails to impress and inspire.
I`ve had some magnificent days on the high tops not only in this country but abroad too, hiking trails in Austria, Canada, and Switzerland as well as climbing a couple of classic Swiss 4,000m peaks.
I never tire of seeing nature at work whether it`s watching birds coming to the garden feeders or encountering a magnificent stag or eagle in a rugged mountain landscape. For a fairly small country Scotland has a diverse and rich variety of wildlife, both on land and in its surrounding waters.
There have been numerous highlights, one of which was setting foot on the Bass Rock to experience, not only the chaos of the world`s largest single-island gannet colony, but also the overwhelming stench!
Always on the lookout for subjects when travelling further afield, I have enjoyed whale and bear watching in Canada and big game viewing in Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe, in the latter case, just before the political and economic situation deteriorated. A Rufous-tailed Jacamar snapped on the island of Tobago is pictured below.
Over the years, I`ve built up a large collection of transport images, from huge bulk carriers, naval vessels, and cruise ships on the River Clyde and beyond, to railway engines, vintage cars, military vehicles, and modern and historic aircraft.
There are even some shots of unorthodox modes of transport!
Often, I don`t have to travel far for subjects as events such as the Tall Ships, displays by the Red Arrows and the Monte Carlo Rally UK start, have all taken place very close to home.
The Wee Spark is a small-scale replica of a Clyde Puffer and takes its name from the most famous Puffer of all, the Vital Spark, immortalised in the Para Handy novels by Neil Munro.