It’s All ‘Bout the Pipes, ‘Bout the Pipes, No Strings

Thanks to two wonderful friends Gavin and Kate I have been introduced to the world of pipes and piping and will never look at or listen to a piper or a pipe band in the same way ever again. I’ve watched the two of them develop from clumsy novices to performing in last year’s Edinburgh […]

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One Last Hurrah

It’s not the best image being limited to my seat and hand holding my camera but the final parade of the Edinburgh Tattoo on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle seems like a fitting image to farewell this amazing city. One last hurrah before leaving Edinburgh and Scotland. Photo: Robert Rath, ‘One Last Hurrah’, 1/30s f/4 […]

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Scottish Gold

There was a great sense of expectation as we entered the hallowed vault in Edinburgh’s Scotch Whisky Experience. There, bathed in the glowing gold of its own making were 3384 unique bottles of Scotland’s most renowned export, scotch whisky. This collection was once the 35 year passion of Brazilian collector, Claive Vidiz. Purchased by global […]

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Beam Me Up Scotty

Scott Monument is an imposing and somewhat unusual structure part of the Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh. The hecklers deride its appearance as an object pulled from the top of some European cathedral and plonked on the ground. Others simply marvel at its simple design but intricate detail. The monument itself was commissioned in 1838 to […]

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