STAFFIN INSTAMEET

#DRUIMNANLINNTEAN Back in summer, Calum (@Caldamac) contacted me with an invitation to an Instameet. It would be held in conjunction with the Staffin Trust on the Isle of Skye over a weekend in early October. The project would be community focused, with the aim of promoting responsible tourism. This tied in perfectly with the work […]

Cuba Travel Instigated through Instagram

I was lucky to be invited to take part in a group trip to Cuba. I’m not usually one to head for tropical destinations, but the invitation from David to join himself and Johnny, both photographer friends I have made via Instagram, was one I couldn’t pass up. This is a long post, so if […]

Day 17: 2017/18

Glencoe Mountain Resort Today was a tricky one, Glencoe Mountain Resort had been shrouded in mist for the last few days. I had failed to get to the mountain due to the previous week’s unprecedented snowfall in Glasgow, dubbed “The Beast from the East”. When I arrived at the mountain, it was still hidden. It […]

Day 15: 2017/18

Glencoe Back up to Glencoe just two days after spending a three day stint there. I knew it was still set up hard due to continued freezing temperatures. So I planned to take it easy in the morning leaving just before 7:00am and arriving around 9:00am. Grabbing something to eat allowed the bright sunshine to […]

Does social media impact on our environment? Do we have a responsibility?

Shiehallion Instameet with John Muir Trust Many of us Instagramers had been sharing concerns about the possible impact social media has on many of our beloved beauty spots and wild places around Scotland. Skye in particular had been taking a beating from bus-loads of visitors in places that maybe don’t have the infrastructure or capabilities […]