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Timelapse Project on the Edinburgh Innertube

February 12, 2013 by


I recently began a new project to gather timelapse films of the city’s many off-road cycle routes for the Edinburgh Innertube Map project. So far I’ve mainly been shooting shots of rush-hour traffic at dusk on the Union Canal, which is close to where I live. I’m been making a lot of mistakes, but also […]

Nengage video – free social media training for community groups

August 13, 2012 by


In a couple of weeks I and blogger/broadcaster Emily Dodd will be starting Nengage, a new social media project which offers free training to community groups, local citizens and activists in how to use social media and online tools. The series of six sessions are being funded by the North Edinburgh News, the community newspaper […]

Photos from the BBC Festival Café – Week 1

August 12, 2012 by


I’ve spent most of this week working for the BBC Festival Café show, for  which a live show for two weeks during the Edinburgh Festival. As well as acting as a photographer, I’ve been co-ordinating multimedia coverage of the shows, including video and audio, with help of Sheryl Gribben and runner Maria Smith, who has […]

Comment – The fate of The Forest will speak volumes about our “Capital of Culture.”

August 18, 2011 by


Yesterday this blog broke the news that the sale of Edinburgh University Settlement buildings, including the Bristo Place property occupied by The Forest Café, had fallen through – but that the administrators of the now defunct charity, Price Waterhouse Cooper would not reconsider the decision to ask the arts organisation to leave at the end […]

Guardian Local comes to an end. So what’s next?

April 28, 2011 by


Perhaps appropriately, I found out about the end of the Guardian Local project on twitter yesterday. Michael MacLeod, who has been blogging like a whirlwind for the last eight months, tweeted the sad news that the Guardian Edinburgh – and it’s sister sites in Leeds and Cardiff – were all coming to an end. Hi […]

First recce for the Innertube map project

February 23, 2011 by


This morning saw the first outing for the team behind the new Innertube Map project. Representatives from both The Bike Station and Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust met on the Ferry Road Path to take a closer look at some of the problems, and potential, of this section of Edinburgh’s extensive off-road cycle path. We're […]

Latest developments in campaigns to save The Forest, The Roxy, and Stepping Stones

December 18, 2010 by


Over the last 2 months I’ve been following the campaigns to save three ground-breaking arts organisations in Edinburgh, following the collapse of Edinburgh University Settlement. In a recent program for Radio Scotland, I visited The Forest Café to see how they planned to raise half a million pounds through small online donations, hear how Rupert […]