Browsing All Posts filed under »Scotland«

Return to Duncansby Head

June 1, 2022


I’ve been coming up to Caithness since the eighties, almost annually for a surf and more recently for photography and wildlife as part of my job to contribute to the Judging team at the Scottish Surf Championships. It was only recently I stumbled upon the the of the area around Duncansby head, the cliffs, the […]

A place in the sun

May 18, 2019


Blue sky, pumping surf and no-one out, what more do you want? Stoked to get one of these in the latest issue of Carve Magazine, there’s some great work in the magazine that celebrates it’s 25th anniversary this year. Great article by Vaughnie in the last issue (#194) about surfing the Cribbar and by Sharpy […]

Big sky Scotland

May 1, 2019


I live in North Devon which has got plenty of space, big beaches, big cliffs and Exmoor on the doorstep, plenty of big sky experiences to make you feel free and wild, and connected.  It’s a thing we take for granted, that is those of us who live here. But, Caithness. You want big skies […]

The auks of Duncansby head

April 27, 2019


Tucked away around the corner from John O’Groats, with its famous sea stacks, Duncansby head is a heaven for sea birds. Fulmars, Guillemots, Razorbills, Puffins and more. These photos were taken over the glorious Easter weekend of 2019. Click on a pic.                       Eider   […]

Wild Highlands (Easter in Scotland part 2).

April 24, 2017


Some of the wildlife shots from my Easter trip to the Scottish Surfing Championships   Mostly 7D mk2 w/ 70-300mm L IS Click on it Thanks      

Castles & Champions in Chilly Caithness. (Easter in Scotland part 1).

April 23, 2017


Back once again for the Scottish Championships. Lady at the Europcar desk says. “I’m afraid your Corsa 1.2 isn’t available. Hope you don’t mind that we’ve upgraded you to a Jeep Renegade!” Dont mind too much, I guess…. (Apologies in advance if there are too many smug photos of the renegade master; just practising taking […]

In the middle of nowhere

May 14, 2015


Finally got round to editing these photos from Easter Sunday at the most northerly point of mainland UK in the area around Ben Hope. After two perfect days of surfing on castle reef under leaden grey skies, it went flat and this glorious, warm & sunny day unfolded. In a fifty odd mile, day long […]

The first day of spring in the highlands

April 14, 2015


Straight outa the camera, these are the jpegs of a cool ‘day off’ at the Scottish Surfing Championships, held at Thurso over Easter weekend. Congratulations to Chris Noble who retained his title under severe pressure form Scott Main. Click on the photo to view full size.

North Coast Adventure

May 11, 2014


With the Scottish Champs being run off in one day, I found myself with a rare true day off – no commitments, a hire car and alone in the very north of Scotland. After a leisurely breakfast that included haggis, black pudding, white pudding & a cow scone I decided to do the tourist trail […]

Scottish Champs 2014

May 11, 2014


It was a privilege to be invited up north again by the Scottish Surfing Federation (SSF) at the end of March to help judge the 2014 Scottish Championships. Last year was mental (see my blog post) ; big barrels at Thurso East, freezing cold and monster paddles, so it was with great anticipation that I […]