Perth Highland Games

I spent much of this afternoon at the Perth Highland Games held on the North Inch. Amongst other things, there were many stalls selling leather and jewellery products, cyclists, heavy-weight sports including the shot-put and hammer, lots of pipe & drum bands (including St Andrew’s Pipe Band from Brisbane, Australia) and several cuddly dogs (never […]

Festive spirit

A carpark in central Leeds, one Sunday morning during Christmas 2014. Which serves the public better – a traffic warden ticketing cars or the gritting of road and pavement so folks could walk safely along?

Around St Fillan’s

Streetview Loch Earn is still an idyllic scene despite everyone stopping to take photos in St Fillan’s. Herewith, two obvious views: Personally, I like this view instead: There’s a time-/context-axis running from the far distance – first there was the landscape, then there was Robert Mulholland’s statue¬†Still, then there’s people taking photos of it, then […]

Social Failures

This afternoon in Stranraer I stumbled across a protest in the town centre, a group of maybe 30-40 folks setting out their stalls (literally) to protest against the `Bedroom Tax’ and other social injustices. Kudos to them for getting off their backsides to object. But please, in the interests of being taken seriously: learn some […]