On the morning of 13th June 2012 the Olympic torch relay made its was through Alloa. The organisation of the event was impressive with many Brands buying Olympic sponsorship. Despite the froth and hoopla it was a chance to see that beautiful golden torch. Continue reading Olympic Torch Flames Through Alloa
I know its summer and this being a very wet one so dry and sunny pictures are scarce. So from 2011 enjoy these summer photographs around Gartmorn dam near Alloa, Clackmannanshire. The dam is an emergency backup water reserve should the many dams higher-up in the Ochils should run dry. Hah! Like thats ever going to happen.
Over the past many years I have many photographs of the wildlife and greenery around this little heaven of nature. Each visit tells you how the seasons are constantly putting an arm around mother nature and helping her flow through the year. In all weathers.
I have often wanted to play at Alloa Golf course, but never got around to it. Tennis and skiing are my relief valve. Thinking about golf its something I think I would find compulsive. You sense the magic in the split second striking the ball and feel it, knowing the shot was a winner. It happens in tennis, and that is the temptation that brings you back. So I have avoided golf because I think it would be compulsive.
My Son’s play golf, and being so young means I tag-a-long as they learn. They are members of Alloa Golf Club, in the grounds of old Schawpark House. Quite a picturesque course sometimes blessed with ‘Montana skies’.