A festive trip on board The Royal Yacht Britannia

Posted on Dec 11, 2015
A festive trip on board The Royal Yacht Britannia

Today the I took the Sketcher family for a festive trip aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, which is permanently berthed at Ocean Terminal in Leith. The ship was launched from the John Brown & Company shipyard in Clydebank on 16 April, 1953. For over 44 years she served the Royal Family, travelling over one million miles […]

Photography: A Victorian Sensation, at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Posted on Oct 25, 2015
Photography: A Victorian Sensation, at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

This week I visited the current exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street, Edinburgh. ‘Photography: A Victorian Sensation’ runs until November 22 and chronicles the birth of photography, from early shadows on a copper plate with the pioneering inventors, Louis Daguerre and William Henry Fox Talbot through the hugely popular stereoscopic photography […]

Spooky Sketch Classes this Halloween at Surgeons’ Hall Museums

Posted on Oct 22, 2015
Spooky Sketch Classes this Halloween at Surgeons’ Hall Museums

This Halloween on Saturday 31st October I will be running three sketching classes at the recently revamped Surgeons’ Hall Museums. If you haven’t visited since the Edinburgh educational attraction was reopened earlier this month, then this is the ideal opportunity. Open from 10am until 8pm, there will be a number of events taking place throughout […]

Sketching the Surgeons’ Hall Museums reopening

Posted on Sep 30, 2015
Sketching the Surgeons’ Hall Museums reopening

Last week saw the hugely anticipated reopening of the Surgeons’Hall Museums after a major refurbishment, and I was there to capture the day in sketches. Having been closed for 18 months to undergo a £4 million transformation, the new combined space houses one of the largest and most historic collections of artefacts charting the history […]

The bandages are off… at the Surgeons Hall Museum, Edinburgh

Posted on Sep 23, 2015
The bandages are off… at the Surgeons Hall Museum, Edinburgh

Tomorrow I will be sketching live as The Surgeons Hall reopens after a major refurbishment which has seen the Nicolson Street museum closed for over 12 months.   Having nipped in for a sneak preview a couple of weeks ago as the new space and exhibits began to take shape, I can’t wait to see […]

A night at the Museum

Posted on Nov 9, 2013
A night at the Museum

Last night I attended the RBS Museum Lates event at the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street, Edinburgh. The after hours event is an extravaganza of entertainment, culture, live music and surprises; like this silent disco (left) which was very popular. Very strange to hear only dancers singing the words, and whoops of delight […]