The Legend of Big Bill

Ten years since we lost the man, the legend, the captain of our band of brothers/sisters/aunts/uncles and everything in between - Granda Bill. And every year since, around his birthday, the family get together - and with every new addition the Legend of Big Bill lives on.

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The Cobbler

Scotland always seems to go big or go home. If it's not howling wind and torrential rain, it's a beaut of a blue sky. Thankfully, Tuesday brought the latter.

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Gillian + Mark

Gillian + Mark | The Culag, Loch Lomond

You'd think planning your wedding for mid-July would almost guarantee a bit of sunshine, but unfortunately not in Scotland..

Gillian and Mark were married on the banks of Loch Lomond during a torrential downpour. But grin and bear it they must, and Gillian grabbed a brolly, hitched up her dress and done just that.

In the end, they said 'I do', their guests cheered, and they all danced the night away.

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Louise + Graeme

It's about time I followed up my 1st post with a 2nd, and I'm going to do just that with my first wedding of 2016...

Louise + Graeme | Ingliston Country Club

What an absolute stonking day the Russells and Reids had for their coming together at Ingliston Country Club in Bishopton. We had clear blue skies and a blazing sun; testament to this was my sweat-soaked shirt once I'd chased after Louise on her way to the ceremony in a golf buggy. I did ask the driver ‘Can you take it easy so I can catch up..’ which was translated as 'PUT THE FOOT DOWN AND IGNORE ALL SPEED LIMITS!'

So as the ceremony kicked off it was all eyes on the sweaty weirdo in the corner... until Louise walked in of course.

Hollywood glamour was the order of the day, from Louise's dress, right down to the boys in their tuxedos (and the shiniest shoes I have EVER seen), and let's not forget wee Joey in his tux' and Converse.

And thankfully the sun kept playing the game and gave us a cracking backdrop in the evening.

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Reid!

Ben Romand [first blog post]

Seeing as I'm here asking you to tell your story, why not start by me telling you mine.. here we are, 3/4 of my wee family [the other 1/4 is awfy wee], conquering Ben Lomond last month. I'm always primed for photos on our outings, but this time thought I'd make a little film.

Doing what it does best, our Scottish weather went downhill as we went up. Credit to Oor Rory for sticking in till the end.

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