It has been another difficult year with COVID-19 still going.  Thankfully, the vaccine rollout is steadily progressing for many which is helping to reduce hospital admissions.

I am thankful that I have been able to continue working on two fronts.  One of the these for a local homeless charity – taking donated furniture and using it to both furnish our accommodation for the homeless whilst raising money for the charity by selling it on to the public.

My work as a photographer has also included an art event at the Granton Hub and covered the official launch of the ‘All Aboard’ canal boat operated jointly by the social enterprise People Know How and Polwarth Parish Church – aswell as going to Glasgow to capture images of the protests surrounding the COP26 Climate Summit. 

Asides from this, the Coronavirus vaccine rollout is progressing faster in some countries than others resulting in a variety of local and international restrictions being imposed to help lessen the spread of this virus.

Regrettably, this also means that some of my work has been curtailed which includes travel to Malawi with an NGO called Malawi Fruits – a Scottish Charity committed to working with partners in Malawi to establish and grow sustainable community businesses in the north of the country.

In doing this, Malawi Fruits provides start-up finance, training and support to agriculture and related community enterprises, this charity encourages small holder farmers to see their smallholding as a business.

In the meantime,I am looking forward to monitoring the pandemic, and developing my portfolio throughout the year….

I hope you all have a prosperous New Year!