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Astronomy (13 posts)

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Northern Lights from Aberdeenshire ()
A faint display of the Northern Lights seen from Midmar in Aberdeenshire
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Partial Solar Eclipse ()
Watching the partial solar eclipse from the top of the Cairn o' Mount in Aberdeenshire
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Planetary Conjunction and Aurora Borealis ()
A long day featuring a pre-dawn conjunction between Venus, Mars and Jupiter followed in the evening by a show of the Northern Lights

Culture (4 posts)

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May Festival ()
Concerts, poetry readings, short stories and a celebration of James Clerk Maxwell at the University of Aberdeen's May Festival
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British Science Festival in Aberdeen ()
A visit to the British Science Festival held at the University of Aberdeen
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The GiftED Sculpture Tour ()
A visit to the exhibition of book sculptures held at Aberdeen's Central Music

England (4 posts)

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A Tour of England's North Country ()
A tour taking in Hadrian's Wall and the castles of Northumberland
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Southbound - Easter by Rail ()
A trip to England by train taking in North Yorkshire, London and Norwich
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Easter in Northern England ()
An Easter weekend spent visiting family in North Yorkshire and Newcastle

France (1 posts)

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Paris ()
A long weekend trip to Paris taking in art galleries, Montmartre, the Champs-Elysee and the Eiffel Tower

Italy (5 posts)

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Tuscany (Part 3) ()
The third part of our trip to Tuscany, Italy where we visited Siena and the Chianti hill country
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Tuscany (Part 2) ()
The second part of our trip to Tuscany, Italy where we visited several villages in the Val d’Orcia
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Venice Day 2 ()
A second day in Venice, visiting San Rocco, the Rialto and St Mark's Square

Mountains (2 posts)

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Dundee Mountain Film Festival ()
A second year attending the Dundee Mountain Film Festival taking in sessions on the Friday evening and Saturday
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Dundee Mountain Film Festival ()
A first visit to the Dundee Mountain Film Festival held at the University of Dundee

Music (6 posts)

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10 Favourite Albums of 2012 ()
My ten favourite albums released during 2012
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Laura Veirs at the Tunnels ()
A wintry night spent enjoying a solo acoustic set from Laura Veirs with support from Clyde Petersen
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2022 Music Review ()
A look back at my favourite albums from the year as well as summarising my Last.fm stats and my Spotify Wrapped

New Zealand (1 posts)

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New Zealand Part 1 ()
Our long flight out to New Zealand with a brief stop in Hong Kong airport

Norway (1 posts)

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Three Weeks in Haugesund ()
A three week work trip to Haugesund in Norway gave me a first opportunity to see the landscapes of fjord land

Railways (6 posts)

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Heritage Diesel Day at Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway ()
A ride behind 27001 at the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway
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Aberdeen Model Railway Exhibition ()
A visit to the annual Aberdeen Model Railway Exhibition featuring photos of a wide variety of layouts
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Falkirk Model Railway Exhibition ()
A return to attending model railway exhibitions after the pandemic

Scotland (17 posts)

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The North Aberdeenshire Coast ()
A day spent exploring the coast of Aberdeenshire to the west of Peterhead taking in Rattray Head, Pennan and the Macduff aquarium
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West Coast and The Far North ()
A trip around the far North of Scotland taking in Ullapool, Durness and Sutherland
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Autumn in Aberdeenshire ()
A tour of Aberdeenshire taking in Castle Fraser, Banchory and Crathes Castle and Gardens

United States of America (4 posts)

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Georgia (Part Three) ()
The third part of our trip to Georgia, USA, taking in Saint Simons Island, one of the coastal barrier islands
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Georgia (Part Two) ()
The second part of our trip to Georgia, USA, taking in Atlanta and the long drive via Macon to the coast
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Georgia (Part One) ()
The first few days of our trip to Georgia, USA, taking in a road trip around north Georgia and the Appalachian mountains