Back to John Hope Gateway at Botanics

This awesome building is now open (as of October 2009). I was here a couple of months ago to cover a 'hard hat' tour for the caterers and Edinburgh Convention Bureau. Now back for one of the opening invitation nights, again for Prestige Scotland. Wow, what a...

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Photography at Edinburgh Castle for BBVA Bank Spain

Got a late booking to cover an incentive travel visit to Edinburgh by Spain's 2nd largest bank. They wanted me to take photos of around 45 couples in hired kilts at their hotel, the 5 star Balmoral Hotel, and then at Edinburgh Castle where a grand Scottish dinner was...

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Edinburgh Castle Reception – Photography

Jim Mather, Scottish Minister for Enterprise, Energy & Tourism (his portfolio covers Official Statistics) welcomed over 450 delegates attending the RSS - Royal Statistical Society's - annual conference at Edinburgh Castle on 7 Sept 2009.

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Hotel and Food Photography – Edinburgh and Scotland

I received an enquiry from a pr and marketing agent in Ballachulish a few months ago to quote for food and hotel photography for two hotels on the Isle of Skye. Despite the distance I was delighted to get the commission at the end of August. A Sunday evening - well...

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Callie Shell visits Edinburgh – World Press Photo

I felt privileged to be in the same room as photographer Callie Shell. A smart American lady who had followed, no had been in the company of, Barack Obama. Not for a quick PR shoot but throughout the American election primaries and on to taking office in the White...

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Nightly flyover Edinburgh Military Tattoo

I needed more images from the Tattoo so spent another great evening shooting two performances on Saturday 15 August.  As the earlier performance starts at 7.30 pm the light was better for the flyover. Arriving from over the Firth of Forth from RAF Kinloss it's a...

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Spectacular 60th Edinburgh Military Tattoo

I got my wish to cover this year's Press Night for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle - my third. Commissioned by the recently formed Destination Edinburgh Marketing Alliance, the brief was to seek out images from differing angles and...

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‘Window’ on Pittenweem Arts Festival 2009

Been to Crail, Anstruther, Elie before but not Pittenweem. Lovely little seaside town on the south coast of Fife that hosts the famous Pittenweem Arts Festival every year. Local artists throw open their doors to visitors to view and buy. Living room walls are covered...

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Edinburgh’s Jazz Festival – opening Mardi Gras

Blessed with a fine day the Edinburgh Jazz Festival 2009 got underway with a colourful parade from The City Chambers on the Royal Mile to the famous Grassmarket. There jazz bands on 3 mini stages and other street performances took place throught the afternoon...

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