A few recent and not-so-recent news items, including new products and other stuff I've been getting involved with.
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The residents came out in their hundreds on Saturday 18th June, for Fife-Keith's 75th annual Picnic. We know that because all 400 saugage rolls were gone well before finishing time & no doggy bags this year!
No bouncy castle either, due to the wind, but that didn't seem to slow the kids down any.
Thanks to the efforts of the committee & everyone else who contributed to the event, it was another great afternoon.see photos comment on FB Magic Faces
The Class of 2020 finally get to have their Prom at The Ugie Hotel, after a 2-year long covid delay.see photos
Braving the weather, spectators travelled from all over the North East to see the first live NETPC (NE Tractor Pulling Club) event in almost 2 years.
Tractor Pulling is an elimination sport, where a weighted sled is pulled along a specially prepared course. The weight is progressively increased, until competitors either fail to pull the full length of the course, or remain in the competition long enough to become the eventual winner.
In this event, enthusiasts competed over 2 days in several classes, ranging from converted lawn mowers, to heavily modified vehicles with V8 & V12 engines well over 1,000Hp - more than the power of a F1 racing engine.
Although I was asked by the local press to attend this event on their behalf, none of my images were chosen for publication. To the people I spoke with at the event: Thank you for allowing me to take your pictures.
You can view & buy my event photographs online, via the "see photos" links. For larger prints, metal photo panels & framed wall art, please get in touch.see photos NE Tractor Pulling Club
KEITH & DISTRICT -v- BROMSGROVE CATSHILL FC
Keith (Scotland) and Catshill (England) Veterans Football Match, held at Kynoch Park, 21st May 2022.
Willie Dick, Gary Macpherson & the teams knock it into the back of the net again, with another international effort to raise funds for local charities.
Billed as a testimonial to local legend, Gogs Younie, the match included feared defender Colin Hendry, who donated a number of unique items of football memorabilia.>
Following the game, memorabilia & whiskies were auctioned in the club bar. A Race Night at The Ploo added to the pot, with the combined events raising over £17,359.10 in total. The money raised is being shared between KEITH CANCER LINK and PRIMROSE HOSPICE in Bromsgrove.see photos Keith Cancer Link Primrose Hospice Catshill FC The Ploo
I am delighted to say I'm now working with Highland artist Fiona Kearney, producing limited edition metal panels & framed prints of her work.
Fiona is an extremely talented artist, creating fantasy, landscape & transport-themed pieces. She works mainly in oils but also in watercolour and ink.
Black Five at Lostock Hall, 1967. Oil on Canvas, available as 24x16inch framed Chromaluxe panel, signed by the artist.
Well done to Donna Ewen and her 14-strong posse, for their sponsored "Boob Walk" which raised £4,000 for KEITH CANCER LINK
Fuelled by liquid refreshment and their own high spirits, the girls
twerked trekked for twelve miles, from Donna's house in Fife-Keith, round the Balloch and back again.
Donna recently recovered from breast cancer herself, and says ahe wanted to raise some money for KCL "so that someone else can benefit from their help."
Held in Fife Park, this year's 74th annual picnic in Fife Keith landed lucky, with good weather in between days of rain.
A big thank you to Jackie & Gordon of MAGIC FACES, who's fantastic artworks have made my take on the day so colourful and a pleasure to work on. Thanks also to all of you who (willingly or unwillingly) posed for me.
Photos are available to view & buy on our online gallery.see photos comment on FB Magic Faces
KEITH & DISTRICT -v- BROMSGROVE CATSHILL FC
Veterans Football Match, held at Kynoch Park, 11th May 2019. Following the game, a whisky auction was held in The Ploo.
The two events raised over £7,600 for KEITH CANCER LINK.
Special guest & Keith team's secret weapon - COLIN HENDRY
If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious shit.see photos comment on FB
Kaysha & Sammy held a joint 21st birthday party on the 21st April, at the Ugie Hotel.
Photos are available to view and purchase, via our online gallery & shop. I hope you enjoy them as much as I've enjoyed making them.see photos comment on FB
Photographs now available to view and purchase, via our online gallery & shop.
For more information about "Chromaluxe" metal photo panels, mounted & framed wall art, please contact us to explore options!see photos
The SNP Portsoy Branch celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a dinner on Fri 9th February at The Station Hotel, Portsoy.
Speakers included Eilidh Whiteford, Alex Salmond, Kirsty Blackman MP and Stewart Stevenson MSP.
Honorary membership was awarded to John Stewart, former Art Teacher at Banff Academy.see photos
250 women with hats. Alcohol. Topless waiters. A bucking bronco. What could possibly go wrong?see photos comment on FB