Digest: February 2019

The February digest feels quite a long while from the last one, even though I only wrote it a month ago. The first adventure of the month came when I went through early to Edinburgh to see the Hibs. It was a bright, baltic Saturday and I was dodging the hordes off to watch the egg-chasing at Murrayfield. I ended up walking out as far as Portobello, stopping first at Meadowbank Stadium, then heading to the ground via Seafield and Leith Links. Some of this epic wander has featured in Loose Ends in recent weeks and again this coming Wednesday.

 

Portobello

The following Wednesday saw me at Celtic Park to see the Hibs again and also the light show, which was absolutely dreadful on many, many levels. My phone’s camera roll shows I also stopped for a look at Rachel Maclean’s Billy Connolly mural which is on a gable end in the Gallowgate.

That Friday was Inverness, there for Intercity. I had lunch, did the walk, spent time and money in Leakey’s Bookshop then had a good wander around the museum with its Pictish stanes. It was a cracking day.

The next day was Saturday and I was at Easter Road to see Hibs again. That evening, though, was a work night out and we went to the Theatre Royal to see Abigail’s Party, which was all right, a show best enjoyed with a drink in me as some of the references went over my head. The night concluded with going out on the town. A good time was had by all.

Guess where I was the following Saturday? That’s right, Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, to see Hibs play, this time with Paul Heckingbottom in charge. Hecky’s at the wheel…

That Sunday I was in Fife, going for a bracing walk along the coast from Dysart to Ravenscraig Castle then for a drive to Cellardyke, which was great in the late afternoon light. Tea was had, after a fashion, in St. Andrews.

Last weekend I was up in Dundee to see Hibs play at Dens then on the Saturday I went up to Aberdeen for the concluding chapter of Intercity plus to see relatives. In Dundee I went to the V and A then to the McManus, which actually did more for me that particular afternoon. Before I went to Aberdeen on the Saturday, I wandered around Dundee city centre and stopped by the statue of Desperate Dan. In Aberdonia, motorbikes heralded the close of Intercity and later we went out for ice cream in the shadow of a metal cat.

On Wednesday I was in Perth to see the Hibs. The journey up was nice, the setting sun casting a nice light on the Perthshire hills.

Anyway, that’s the February digest. March has no great plans as yet. As I wrote in the Saunter post yesterday, I hope to do a bit more exploring around Glasgow this month. We’ll see. Thanks as ever to all readers, commenters and followers. Loose Ends is back on Wednesday and Streets of Glasgow next Sunday. Cheers the now.

Posts this month –

Saturday Saunter: 2nd February 2019

Digest: January 2019

Loose Ends: Greyfriars Burial Ground

Saturday Saunter: 9th February 2019

Intercity: Perth

Loose Ends: John Witherspoon statue

The places I love

Saturday Saunter: 16th February 2019

Intercity: Inverness

Loose Ends: Meadowbank Stadium

Saturday Saunter: 23rd February 2019

Intercity: Aberdeen

Words, salt and sauce

Loose Ends: Portobello Community Garden

7 thoughts on “Digest: February 2019

  1. Hello Kev. Just discovered your blog. Really interesting stuff. Check out Govanhill my good man – and find out why New York stole all its best ideas from this unruly neighbourhood! Looking forward to reading more of your posts. Cheers from Govanhill!

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  2. Pingback: Digest: March 2019 – Walking Talking

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