Changing the clocks

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Commentary | 3 Comments

Once again I became briefly agitated about the changing of the clocks at the end of British Summer Time. This year, however, it seems that the views represented in the media are more in favour of your-round British Summer Time than is usually the case. It seems that the English are waking up to the fact […]

Glen Roy: landscape interpretation through the ages

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in Landscape, West Highlands | One Comment

View up Glen Roy from the viewpoint. The famous Parallel Roads are discernible if you look hard enough. The Scottish landscape as we know it  – the shape of the hills, the contours of the land, the courses of the rivers – has existed for around 10,000 years, since the ice melted at the end of the […]

Urban exploration in New York

Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in Commentary, Travel, USA | 6 Comments

When this guy realised I was from Scotland he started singing the praises of George Galloway, who is now something of a celebrity in the US Last week I had the opportunity to travel to the US with work.  My itinerary took me to New Jersey, just outside the great city of New York. This was my […]