Category archives: Event photography

  • Lanterns for 2016 Burns Carnival

  • The amazing 3,000 lanterns of various shapes and sizes lit Dumfries streets during last year's Big Burns Night parade. This year Doonhamers are challenged to break this record with 4,500 lanterns for 2016 Burns Carnival. How are they going to complete such a monumental task?A series of lantern m[...]
  • Solway House artists at Spring Fling 2015

  • With John writing up a large (and seemingly non-ending) academic paper, our social life has suffered a lot this May. So I was understandably excited about our weekend visit to Crichton and a chat with Solway House artists during Dumfries and Galloway's Spring Fling 2015 open studios event. What a wo[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Nithraid 2014 - another success for the Stovies!

  • Nithraid 2014 is a return of a fun and spirited public celebration of the River Nith crossing Dumfries. Masterminded and organised by The Stove artists' collective, this year's Nithraid is bigger and more eventful and colourful. Some 5000 spectators lined the riverbanks on September 13 to see the Sa[...]
  • 7Stanes mountain bike display at Dock Park

  • Yesterday's performance of  7Stanes Mountain Bike Display Team for In Our Town programme of free events in Dumfries town centre attracted many young spectators and grown up visitors to Dock Park. Platforms and ramps were erected on the lawn and a trailer brought in to aid the stunts. The bike team w[...]