Thursday, 25 October 2012

Anti-Windfarm / Anti-SNP Windfarm Policy Protest March - Perth

Pictures here from a protest march through Perth and demonstration outside Perth's Horsecross Concert Hall where the SNP were holding their annual conference.

The protest was against windfarms and the SNP windfarm policy. Organised by the East Fife Turbine Awareness Group, it saw members of other groups with similar views from across Scotland join in.

The group formed at the South Inch and marched through the heart of Perth along Princess Street, St John Street, High Street and George Street before reaching the concert hall.

As part of their efforts, a red airship was flown above Perth's North Inch to demonstrate the height of a turbine.

The link to the full collection follows the pictures.

I am not affiliated to any of the groups involved.




Full collection of pictures from the protest can be seen here.

Perth United vs Kettins

Perthshire Cup action here from the South Inch where Perth United were taking on Kettins in the second round.

There are a few pictures below, and you can click here to see the full collection.


Horne's Pleasure Fairs - South Inch Perth

Pictures here from the small fair put on by Horne's at Perth's South Inch car park for a week at the start of October.

Link to collection follows the pictures:

Click here for the full collection.

Dunkeld & Dunkeld Cathedral

Pictures here from a couple hours in Dunkeld on a sunny autumn afternoon. There are a few pictures taken from around the small town and down on the banks of the River Tay.

There are also pictures of Dunkeld Cathedral, part of which dates back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Part of the cathedral was destroyed in the 16th Century reformation and is now part of a Historic Scotland restoration project.

Link to full collection follows...

Click here to see the full collection.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Helicopter In Search for Absconded Prisoner Lee Cyrus

Picture here of Tayside Police drafting in a helicopter from another force to aid in the search for absconded prisoner Lee Cyrus.

The search was confined to the Kinnoull Hill / Deuchny Woods area to the East of Perth from shortly after 9am to 11am today, Wednesday 24th October.

This is an image of the man the police are looking for, who is suspected of committing two serious crimes in the Perth area. Police have said anyone who sees him should not approach them but call 999 or 0300 111 2222

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Coming Soon: Amateur Football on South Inch & Anti Windfarm Protest

Coming soon will be two collections from Saturday 20th October.

First of all, the anti-windfarm / anti-SNP windfarm policy protest where a group of near to 300 in number marched through Perth to the Horsecross Concert Hall where the SNP conference was taking place.

Secondly, in the afternoon, it was back to the South Inch for Perthshire Cup action with Perth United taking on Kettins in the second round.

Full collections of pictures coming soon...

Friday, 19 October 2012

River Tay Water Rescue

Water resuce turn out on River Tay in Perth. Not sure if this was actually a false alarm as they turned back fairly quickly.

Tayside Fire and Rescue turning out units from Perth, Coupar Angus, Auchterarder and Dunkeld.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Coming Soon: Horne's South Inch Funfair Pictures

The Horne's South Inch funfair continues until 5.30pm Sunday 14th October.

My collection of pictures will be coming here soon

Perth Railway Bridge Lorry Strike

Pictures here from the 10th October shortly after a lorry had struck the railway bridge over King's Place in Perth.

The pictures show the damaged lorry, and police directing traffic.

There was no damage to the bridge itself, but safety checks were carried out, causing one train to be delayed by 16 minutes.

Full collection is here

Starry Sky & Milky Way over Sma' Glen

Pictures from the Sma' Glen in Perthshire looking out into the Galaxy. With its remote location, and no light pollution, it is a perfect place for photographing the night sky. You can see this from how visible the Milky Way is.

Full collection here

Jupiter is over the Moon

Pictures here from a night in early October where for one night, Jupiter was positioned above the moon in the night sky. These pictures were taken from my garden in Perth.

Here are a couple pictures, with the full collection here

Perthshire Shades of Autumn

This will be a collection that I will hopefully be adding to in time with shots of Perthshire in Autumn. 

Here are a few to start with, and you can click here to see the full collection.

Greyfriars Cemetery Perth

Pictures from Perth's historic Greyfriars Cemetery. Greyfriars opened in 1580 on the site of a destroyed monestary, as the site at St John's Kirk became full, and, while most burials since 1849 took place in Wellshill, the final burial took place as late as 1978. Greyfriars was itself expanded in 1795 and 1820, and restored between 1999 and 2001 by Perth and Kinross Council.

As part of this restoration, a number of the more significant headstones were moved to under a canopy at the rear of the graveyard. The oldest of these stones dates back to 1580 when Greyfriars opened, however many stones of the 16th and 17th centuries were lost when Cromwell took them for use in building his citadel on the South Inch.

Many of the stones have intricate decorations / artwork on them which depicts the occupation of the person interred. While some stones have succumb to the weather over the centuries, many still remain in tact with the epitaphs still easily readable.

Greyfriars is open to the public daily between 10am-4pm and 12pm-4pm on Sundays.

Link to full collection follows:

Click here to see the full collection of pictures from Greyfriars