Thursday, October 28, 2010


A shopping expedition to Glasgow on Wednesday found me in Buchanan Street. At first sight, a new statue. In fact, it was full marks to a street performer. Made my day!

Mind you, just walking through Glasgow, the city where I was born and spent most of my working life, is always street theatre. Take this banner, hung high above Buchanan Street. Nothing special about this, you may think.

But when I pan out, you see the rest of the story. £5 Meal Deal indeed! Glaswegians are indeed natural comedians.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Party Time

David and Fiona Hardie threw a great party last night in the Easterbrook Hall at the Crichton in Dumfries, David celebrating his fiftieth!

Unusual and enjoyable entertainment was provided by Masquerade Productions, a highlight of the evening.

Apparently I enjoyed myself!

Photos © Skip Cottage, the pic of me taken by Alison Whyte!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Lockerbie Town Hall

Lockerbie's town hall was built in 1880, in baronial style, from red sandstone quarried locally. The clocktower makes it the most imposing building in the town.

It is in the news because it has been closed to the public after structural problems were found. Apparently safety concerns were raised following an inspection by steeplejacks at the end of September, and Dumfries and Galloway Council's structural engineer took the decision to shut the building after seeing their report on its condition.

An area around the building has been cordoned off.

It must be an exciting job having to erect scaffolding around such a building, as in this photo I took yesterday!

Pics © Skip Cottage