Tag Archives: Dundee

The V&A Dundee

A few shots of the new V&A Museum in Dundee which is due to open its doors on 15 Sep 18.  The V&A Dundee is Scotland’s first design museum and first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London.  The spectacular building was designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma who’s next project is designing the Olympic stadium for Tokyo 2020.  The V&A is part of a billion pound regeneration of Dundee waterfront which also includes a new railway station, several new hotels, Scotland’s first urban aqua park and Slessor Gardens an open area used for outdoor concerts.  Towards the end of 2019, waterfront place is due to open which will be a landscaped area that includes an urban beach (note – this is not a typo).  All shots taken whilst on a boat tour with Pirate Boats Ltd of Dundee on a very grey day.

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Abstracts

Here are three abstracts shots taken at Taypark House, a boutique hotel, gin bar and café in Dundee.  The simplistic shots are of coat hooks and an attractive lampshade chandelier.

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More Red Squirrels

Following my last post in early August, here are the remaining shots of the ever captivating red squirrels, taken at a sanctuary near Dundee, Scotland.  Lets hope that all the marvellous work currently being undertaken across the country ensures that these fabulous creatures never become extinct!

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Red Squirrels

I recently had the pleasure of photographing red squirrels at a private sanctuary near Dundee, Scotland.  Currently, owing to the rapid spread of the grey squirrel, only 120,000 red squirrels remain in Scotland.  This is the reason why the Scottish Wildlife Trust is attempting to prevent the grey moving northwards in order to save the red from the real threat of extinction.  Having seen the red at close quarters this would indeed be a tragedy.

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Out and about in Bonnie Dundee

Better late than never, here are a few shots I took before Christmas whilst back home in Dundee.  The locations are Riverside nature reserve and the harbour at Broughty Ferry.  The night shot was taken opposite the Apex hotel.

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Oystercatcher

Here are a few shots of the large and extremely noisy oystercatcher whilst out and about in broughty ferry near Dundee in bonnie scotland .

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Eider Duck

Here are a few shots of an eider duck and what I believe is a juvenile eider whilst out and about in Broughty Ferry on the outskirts of Dundee, Scotland.  The eider is the UK’s heaviest and fastest flying duck and both a colourful and remarkable looking bird.

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The Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee

Here are a few shots of the Tay rail bridge which I took during a short break to my home city.  The bridge is of course famous for the disaster that befell it on the 28 Dec 1879 when, during a violent storm the bridge partially collapsed, plunging a train and its passengers into the icy cold River Tay below.  It is understood that 75 people perished on that fateful night, although only 46 bodies were ever recovered.

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