Edgelands Project

Apple and glass

15 May 2015 – There is a cut through between the Silverburn shopping mall and nearby Kennishead which passes through some previously industrial land. Many years ago somebody must have thrown an apple core over the fence. I was absorbed… Read more >

Missing out on the bluebells

14 May 2015 – Drive almost anywhere around Glasgow right now and you’ll see the blue. In gardens and parks, beside motorways and in hedgerows, great clumps of bluebells bring a rare colour to the landscape. I feel obliged to… Read more >

Do I see a tiger?

30 April 2015 –   The everyday can so easily become surreal. The Sighthill / Port Dundas area has been on my must-visit for a while: waste ground, canals and the light industrial all worth a good explore. I was… Read more >

The greening

16 April 2015 – It happens very gradually, almost imperceptably. The greening. So far only Sallow and Hawthorn are shifting the colour of hedge and scrub, opening the play as Robins and Blackbirds open the dawn chorus. Soon Birch and Poplar… Read more >

I can’t resist Paisley

14 March 2015 – I am a little out-of-area today. I find myself on the Paisley side of the border and spot a path beyond a fence. I can’t resist. Days are lengthening and Coltsfoot,  always the first thing to… Read more >

A hill-top under red sky


07 February 2015 – There are more people out and about at the weekend, so, if I’m making photographs I tend to go out avoidingly late. This evening I was walking under weak and failing light, close to  Glasgow’s south-western… Read more >

Blacksey Burn


04 February 2015 – The sound of a drumming woodpecker broke the quiet. A dog-walker crossed above the Blacksey Burn on muddy but frozen-firm ground. The sun, diffused behind motionless thin cloud, drew a light which was bright yet shadowless…. Read more >

Difficult light

22 January 2015 – The cloud felt like it was a mile thick, heavily pressing down on the land in a sulk. Not much light made it through the layers of vapour, but what little there was emerged diffuse and… Read more >

Approaching storm

08 January – I had surgery on my mouth yesterday. Eating is tricky, talking is uncomfortable and my face is sore. But the sun shines and, bored of laying in bed feeling sorry for myself, I decided to dose-up on… Read more >

Dots on the map

05 January 2015 – I thought that it might be interesting to composite the Flickr maps of my edgelands photographs together with an outline of the Glasgow city boundary. By the looks of things, it may be some time before… Read more >