5 Common Web Mistakes Made by Moray Business Owners

 01. I didn’t have thousands of pounds to spend, so I did it all myself. First off, a basic 5-page website could cost you as little as £350. Depending on the size of your product catalogue a reasonable web designer could even add a Paypal shopping cart to the site for £150 or so. Whilst…

Rogie Falls near Contin, Highlands of Scotland

With school and work looming it felt wise to try and clear body and mind of all that grueling festive cheer. Temperatures across the Highlands were due to drop from a tropical 8 degrees to a more invigorating three degrees, and with light still being far from generous in these bleak mid-winter months, every effort…

Sunsets Over Moray Autumn 2016

First time I’ve really put any effort into capturing some of the magnificent sunsets we have over Moray and Speyside. Not ventured too far afield as these things pretty hard to predict, so it was really just a case of looking for near-clear skies around 3.00pm and then legging it as fast as I could…

Super Moon 2016 Moray & Speyside

In terms of brightness, that additional 15% made the 2016 Super Moon 15% more difficult to capture. Didn’t do it justice but had fun trying. Here’s several shots taken as it rose above Ben Aigan near Aberlour and above Elgin just before dawn. There’s also a sneaky one of the sunset the previous evening.

Alan’s Autumn Almanac 2016

Have a bit of a spring in my step this autumn, owing to me buying my first Canon dSLR camera. It’s an entry level rig that should come in handy for my daughter’s Scottish Higher in Photography and day to day business in web design. These were taken during the last week of October in…

Meall a’ Bhuachaille Glenmore Forest Park

Spent a fairly wet and unsettled Saturday afternoon tackling Meall a’ Bhuachaille in the Glenmore Forest Park. This handsome, hulking mound lies some 20km from Aviemore and boasts some terrific views over Loch Morlich and the Rothimurcus Pine Forest. At around 900 metres it’s not a Munro but a Corbett, and the ascent is a…

Textploitation: Getting the Most Out of Content Marketing and Social Media

Slate columnist, Farhad Manjoo asked Josh Schwartz, a data scientist at the traffic analysis company Chartbeat, to explore the scrolling habits of its readers; just how far down the page would users scroll before hitting the exit button? For Manjoo, the data that Chartbeat pulled out wasn’t reassuring; the vast majority of readers scrolled no…

Reet Jurvetson – Jane Doe 59 Possible Manson Victim

Reading about Los Angeles Police discovering the identity of Jane Doe 59 (Reet Jurvetson, born 1950, Montreal Canada) reminded me of this this intriguing article by Peter Watts of The Great Wen blog. The 19 year old Reet Jurvetson was viciously stabbed to death and her body dumped close to Spahn Ranch were Charles Manson…