The Brodick Bunkhouse & a bike ride

Way back in spring, I was fortunate to win a Facebook competition for a nights stay in the all new Brodick Bunkhouse. This modern take on the traditional bunkhouse adjoins the Douglas Hotel on the Isle of Arran, just across the road from the ferry terminal. Repurposing an existing building, it offers bright, comfortable and […]


 Scotland’s Festival of Architecture was kicked off with the Hinterland art installation at St. Peter’s Seminary in Cardross, a place I have explored and admired since I was a child.  An it was through my involvement with the Instagram community  I was able to blag a ticket for the event thanks to architect and fellow […]

Glencoe Freeride Clinic

Day 15 of Scottish season 15/16. Today was the day for the Glencoe Freeride Clinic. It started once again in bright sunshine and conditions looked epic. Loads of cover and great visibility. The group of skiers and snowboarders congregated at the top of the access lift for 9:20 and we introduced ourselves and shared our […]

Faulty Vans Cirro boots

What a shame! Less than 20 days riding and I see what I had thought were great supportive snowboard boots fall apart. I had purchased these Vans Cirro snowboard boots (£165) from the Board Basement’s ebay site to replace the Vans Encore Boa boots I’d been riding since 2005. The old Encore’s had been super comfy […]