It has been a long time since I last posted, but I have not completely gone away!

However, with the COVID vaccines being rolled-out, I would suggest that it is disheartening to find that vaccine supply and uptake in some parts.of the world has been low.  But, given that this blog is intended to be about photography, I will continue to that end…

Much of my time lately has been spent either isolating (which has included writing three novel length, interconnected stories – although it will be a while yet before they are finished!), or working for the local homeless charity I am employed by.

This aside, I am looking forward to getting my photography moved up a gear, which will soon include the “official launch” of a canal boat operated by Polwarth Parish Church and People Know Howa Scottish social innovation charity founded in 2013 on the principle that people know how to identify their needs and the solutions that will help them fulfil their potential and solve social issues.

With the stated aim of the canal boat partnership aimed at (amongst other things) “Increasing community cohesion through cultural, social and spiritual events with a model of gathering, sharing, doing and celebrating together whilst supporting the community as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.

With a series of events planned over three days, which includes the attendance of Edinburgh’s Lord Provost who, for those who are curious, is the convener of the City of Edinburgh local authority.  Although akin to a mayor, the title of Lord Provost in Edinburgh (rather than just ‘Provost’) dates back to 1667, when Charles II elevated the Provost to the status of Lord Provost with the same rank and precedence as the Lord Mayor of London.

As far as 2021 is concerned, I will keep you posted….