Category archives: Dumfries diaries

  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • HND students art exhibition | Moat Brae, Dumfries

  • When I photographed Spring Fling open studios in Crichton William Spurway of Solway House Arts invited me to attend the opening of the Dumfries and Galloway college end of the year student art exhibition at Moat Brae.It's the second year that HND Art and Design students presented their end of t[...]
  • Spring Fling 2016 at Solway House

  • Spring Fling 2016, Dumfries and Galloway annual open artist and makers studios event, entered its 14th season with 94 participants across the region. Every year Spring Fling offers art lovers an opportunity to peek into the local artists' creative practices, follows a progress from a simple sketch t[...]