Whats On

The Kelpies

At the end of the Forth and Clyde Canal, at the River Carron Sea Lock you will find the worlds largest equine sculptures, The Kelpies. Created from Steel with a stainless steel skin by Glasgow artist, Andy Scott, the 300 tonne sculptures tower 30m over a newly created lock at the East end of the Forth and Clyde canal.

Stunning during the day or at night when the structures are beautifully lit they are truly a magnificent sight and are not to be missed.

Night time visits are probably best saved for the winter months, especially for those with restricted mobility, as the car parks close in the evening, and parking in the locality is restricted and will necessitate a long walk in.

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If you are in the area a visit to the nearby Falkirk  Wheel is also a must.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The street photographer’s paradise that is the Edinburgh Festival is almost upon us. With a plethora of performers and spectators jostling to see and be seen on the Royal Mile you will not be short of subjects.

Virgin Money Fringe Street Events run every day from 2nd August 2013 to 26th August 2013, with stages at key locations the length of the Royal Mile and at the Mound Precinct, as well as many performers trying to entice you to visit their shows. The website will have the running order for each of the street stages on the day, so you can plan your day.

Etiquette: The street performers make their living from performing, if you are taking photographs you should really put some money in the hat – suggested amount is £5.

The other performers are trying to boost ticket sales, they are generally happy if you are sharing photos online and tag the shots with the name of the group and the show. If you wish to take shots in an indoor venue remember to ask for permission – this will usually be given at the time but may be denied by the more established performers unless you go through the promoters in advance.

Electric Glen

14/2/2013 – 17/2/3013 Rouken Glen Park, Giffnock


A chance to catch a spectacular light show in a beautiful setting.

This event is now sold out – details at www.electricglen.co.uk.


A selection of shots from this event

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