Unstfest, Divers and More: Unst, Shetland, 10th-31st July

July on Unst means Unstfest, this year celebrating its 10th anniversary. It seems to get bigger and better every year, so much so that most of the things we thought of going to were full already. One of the highlights, for me, is the Unstfest Puffins, which were introduced in 2015. This year the Puffins … Continue reading Unstfest, Divers and More: Unst, Shetland, 10th-31st July

Heatwave Hovers, Arctic Monkeys and Cool Dolphins: Scotland, 29th June to 9th July 2018

Going south in summer always seems to mean hoverflies as far as I am concerned, at least as far as wildlife goes. For the second summer in a row it also meant visiting the TRNSMT Festival on Glasgow Green – the festival that, apparently, definitely isn’t a replacement for ‘T’ in the Park despite having … Continue reading Heatwave Hovers, Arctic Monkeys and Cool Dolphins: Scotland, 29th June to 9th July 2018

High Summer (and Belgium Two Times): Unst, Shetland, 22nd-28th June 2018

Where did June go? When I was working I dreamed of a June when I was retired and could lazily meander around the island and see all those things I thought I was missing. Instead, a combination of seabirds, Hermaness, weather, Foula, World Cup and other factors means that the month has flown by, and … Continue reading High Summer (and Belgium Two Times): Unst, Shetland, 22nd-28th June 2018