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The Sovereign wreck – Life of Pi movie poster

  The fishing boat “The Sovereign” was wrecked on the rocks off the north coast of Scotland beside the villages of Cairnbulg and Inverallochy in 2005. Surprisingly, the image of the wreck appears to have been used as a reference for the poster for the movie “Life of Pi”. Reported in several newspapers The Scotsman,… Read more »

Cramond Island

Click an image to open a 360′ Panorama The causeway to Cramond Island is only uncovered at low tide, running alongside a line of concrete pylons which supported a defence boom during the Second World War. The whole area of the Firth of Forth, on the east side of Scotland near Edinburgh, was a major… Read more »

Loch Ryan Wild Oyster Fishery

Click an image to open a 360′ Panorama The oyster fishery in Loch Ryan, Scotland, is the only wild oyster fishery surviving in Britain. After centuries of over fishing and industrial development the native oyster is either extinct in many places, or exists in such small numbers that their exploitation is not commercially viable. Certainly… Read more »

Glasgow Doocots

Seemingly attracting little real public attention, these structures, created from salvaged and scavenged material and clad in metal sheet or corrigated iron, are scattered throughout Glasgow. The doocots are built on small plots of land sometimes commandeered for that purpose, the council turning a blind eye to this local and traditional activity. The purpose of… Read more »

Crail Airfield Torpedo Attack Training

The airfield at Crail was commissioned in 1940 as Royal Naval Air Station HMS Jackdaw to be the main Fleet Air Arm base for training pilots to fly low over the water and drop torpedoes. For this purpose a large wood and steel supported plaster cyclorama was built, onto which was projected a moving ship… Read more »

The Kelpies maquette – by Andy Scott

  The Kelpies, by sculptor Andy Scott, placed outside the Glasgow Science Centre and BBC Scotland studios are scale models of 100 foot high sculptures that are to be installed at a development near Falkirk. A second pair of maquettes are currently on exhibition at Chicago Sculpture International, the only exhibits by a non U.S…. Read more »

Duchal Moor Grouse Railway

Click to open a panorama In the 1920’s, in the days before 4×4 all terrain vehicles, Duchal Moor grouse railway was built in the hills above Kilmacolm and Lochwinnoch. Its purpose was to transport shooting parties around the grouse moor belonging to brothers Sir James Lithgow (1883 – 1952) and Henry Lithgow (1886 – 1948)…. Read more »

Las Vegas

Click the image to open a 360′ Panorama of the Bellagio Fountain Click below to view stills email ____________________________________

Arria – Sculpture by Andy Scott

Click on the image above to open a Panorama Tour in a New Window Arria, a sculpture by Andy Scott, stands on the outskirts of Cumbernauld, overlooking the busy A80 and positioned to be visible to the passing traffic. Commissioned by the Campsies Centre Cumbernauld Ltd (CCCL), a company established by North Lanarkshire Council to… Read more »