Category archives: Dumfries diaries

  • Nithraid 2017 night time

  • Nithraid 2017 was the first time when this popular Dumfries river Nith festival continued into the night time with live music, film projections, tasty vegan stew, campfires and stories by the Vikings.I was privileged to document the efforts of talented artists from the Stove Network that masterm[...]
  • Congratulations to Lincluden community!

  • My congratulations to Lincluden community, whose beautiful heritage of Lincluden Collegiate Church has been voted one of six Hidden Gems of Scotland! It was a result of two months of online Facebook voting organised by Dig It! 2017 that worked with partners across Scotland to unearth special places [...]
  • Guid Nychburris Parade 2017

  • Another year has passed - and the traditional Guid Nychburris parade, part of an annual Dumfries festival has happens on the third Saturday of June, triumphantly returned to the town streets. Forty nine entries took part in the parade this year contributing to one of the most photogenic events on Du[...]
  • Spray painting and sign making at Apache Land

  • It is an ambitious project indeed to transform the wasteland at Sunderries Rd that has been neglected for twenty years into a community garden and kids play area, now known as Apache Land!I learned about it from Ivor Gott who was busy plotting an upcoming artists/community workshop when I popped[...]
  • #1daywithoutus - Dumfries and Galloway style

  • Being Russian, I couldn't help noticing the rising tensions around migrants and migration as the Brexit vote was approaching. The worrying tendency was to downplay and reject the value of the migrants' contribution to British economy and cultural life. To oppose this covert racism, a nation-wide cam[...]
  • DMC Live Showcase | Dumfries Music Conference 2016

  • DMC Live Showcase at the Stove was the final event of the packed Dumfries Music Conference 2016 programme.Zoe Bestel appeared singing her spell-binding poignant melodies. Indigo Velvet treated Dumfries and Galloway music lovers with their indie mix of Africal inspired "tropical pop". The local b[...]
  • Dumfries urban location recce

  • Most of my street photography in Dumfries is an urban location recce in some form or another. I collect these places patiently through my camera viewfinder and let them fill up the virtual memory cells of my brain. Then I wander back at various times of the day checking on the light as the sun rays [...]
  • Road repairs - Dumfries street photography

  • John had a dental appointment in town and I tagged along for some deliberate practice in Dumfries street photography (and to check the lens after repairs). I had about 20 minutes and needed to pick one location, one subject and one story.I found my unsuspecting subjects of the day in Queensbury[...]