Category archives: Dumfries diaries

  • Nithsdale Regatta 2015

  • Nithsdale Amateur Rowing Club regatta was a momentous event this year, as in 2015 the club celebrated 150 years since the foundation of the club (NARC). The traditional 750m sprint race on the river Nith in Dumfries took place on 11 April, coinciding with Oxford v Cambridge 2015 races date.On th[...]
  • The second winter in Dumfries ends

  • And so our second Scottish winter in Dumfries ends today. A couple of snow showers after weeks of regional snow alerts (haha!), a couple of frosty days, some spectacular sunsets and a by now predictable flooding of the river Nith - amidst weeks and weeks of mild and rainy weather.To mark the las[...]
  • Big Burns Supper carnival in Dumfries

  • My Dumfries Diaries wouldn't be complete without a photo account of Big Burns Supper carnival, the Europe's largest winter festival that takes place in Dumfries in January to celebrate Robert Burns' life, his spirit and Scottish culture.Last year I had a bad cold, and John and I couldn't make it[...]
  • Kingholm Quay in thick fog

  • After the burst of primary colours of the Christmas holiday palette the quiet dignity of pastel hues of the thick fog descending over Kingholm Quay was refreshing.I was looking for clean simplicity for my images. I found it in the repetitive vertical shafts of dried heathers standing proud along[...]
  • Dumfries Christmas illumination

  • After the spectacular lights switch on extravaganza I happened to be in the town centre during the 'blue' hour for some last minute grocery shopping. The shopping (and my poor John) had to wait as these Christmas light displays simply had to be captured! When my mum saw these pictures she said that [...]
  • Dumfries Xmas Lights Switch On

  • Joining a large crowd in communal revelry energises me so much and I only wish my photography can translate this excitement and festive atmosphere into images! Dumfries was celebrating the 2014 Xmas Lights Switch On in style with funfair rides, an ice rink and ski slope, stage performances and firew[...]
  • Autumn Spire Rowan tree in Dumfries town centre

  • The festive auburn-yellow dress on the Autumn Spire Rowan tree opposite the Starbucks caught my attention when I found myself wandering through Dumfries town centre early in the morning. All Glasgow trains were temporarily substituted with buses due to some railway failure and I decided to postpone [...]
  • The horses at Kingholm Quay

  • I photographed this series of horse images at Kingholm Quay completely by chance. I was meaning to walk to the nearby skateboard rink to capture something urban but was distracted by the sight of people preparing their boats for winter at Kingholm Quay harbour. A few snaps and a chat later I learned[...]
  • Dumfries events - #ParkingSpace with the Stove

  • Parking Space (#ParkingSpace) is a urban public art event,conceived and implemented by the Stove Network, that resulted from the creatives' endeavour to take over the entire four-storey NCP Southergate car park in Dumfries and to transform it into a space of linked volumes packed with fun interactiv[...]
  • The Stove Network alternative AGM 2014

  • If the word AGM conjures a formal corporate event in your mind, the Stove Network's 2014 candle-lit annual general meeting was quite an alternative. Of all the unusual and surprising places which you might expect of artists, the AGM was organised underground, on the lowest floor of NCP Southergate c[...]
  • Autumnal walk along Glencaple Road

  • Catching up with my blog posts - it's nice to post something from my sunny September Dumfries Diaries images when it's wet, cold and dark outside.These were taken on my walk along Glencaple Road when we ran out of milk and I hiked to St Michaels garage to get some, with my camera in hand, of cou[...]