Stirling Castle voted top tourist attraction

Stirling Castle has been named Scotland’s best visitor attraction at the inaugural 2016 Scottish and Outdoor Leisure Awards. The castle, which attracts about 460,000 visitors per year, beat competitors including Edinburgh Zoo and Dynamic Earth. Winners in 17 categories were announced at an awards ceremony in Glasgow. The castle’s executive manager Liz Grant said winning […]

The Kelpies are glorious armoured giant horses

The Kelpies have become the most famous equine sculptures in the world . But now they have been given another name to make them more attractive to Chinese tourists. VisitBritain, which markets the UK abroad, has dubbed them ‘Kai Po Ju Ma’ in promotional literature in China – which translates as “glorious armoured giant horses”. […]

iPhone 7 cases

Apple have announced the much-anticipated iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Physically, the new phones are quite similar to their predecessors, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. But does that mean cases designed for the last iPhones are compatible with the new iteration? Sadly , no. Most users upgrading to the new devices will still […]

Earthrace 2 trimaran in development

Back in 2007 I was lucky enough to capture some pictures of the Earthrace trimaran in Leith Docks , Edinburgh . This trimaran raced around the  world in 65 days , powered by bio-diesel . It has a submarine design which allows it to cut through waves rather than over them. Earthrace has been criss-crossing the globe on […]