Tag Archives: Gorgie

Giving thanks to the Barbers

I am giving a personal thanks to this barber for my latest #supportabusinesssketch.

As we begin to get back to a little normality we must thank all the barbers, and hairdressers for making us look more presentable!!
These guys helped my boy and I fix a diy cut recently so deserved a sketch!!

We had a good laugh and my boy James now looks very smart. Best of luck to the Gorgie Road Barbers (266 Gorgie Road) and all the businesses suddenly getting a lot busier, especially those who have to get up close and personal with their customers. It is much appreciated.

Let me know below if there’s a small independent business near you who have been a lifeline, keeping you going through the lockdown and maybe they’ll be next for one of my sketches.

Gorgie Road Barbers on FaceBook

Striking colour scheme on Stevenson Road

ES_WAI130317This housing building will be on many a peoples commute to work, I have often passed and admired the colouring of the exterior.

I like a little unnecessary colouring, this building could of been a single colour, or blocks of colour but no. Instead we have half circles and symmetrical colouring. Bravo!

Westfield Court lies to the West of Edinburgh centre, between Stevenson Road and the A71 Gorgie Road.

My sketch was made in pen and watercolour from the Wicks branch opposite.

A Tynecastle sketch for Hearts Football Club

Tyncastle_ColourSaved from liquidation, if not relegation from the Scottish Premiership, let’s hope Hearts Football Club can bounce right back up into the top flight next season.


The Heart of Midlothian Football Club is named after the Old Tolbooth of Edinburgh that stood in the Royal Mile, now marked by a heart formation cobbles. I recently sketched the stones, see HERE, but have never drawn their Gorgie road stadium Tynecastle, until now.


As the club was formed in 1874 I am selling high quality giclee prints of this sketch for £18 each and limiting the number of prints to 74. Click HERE to order one of the seventy four.


  • Hearts Football Club website.