We have arrived early at the party, pitching up for its gentle beginnings rather than the big cacophonous stramash.
A benign, pinkish sun is setting over the Arabian skyline.
Red Bull Hill Chasers
The Mound, Edinburgh, Saturday
Fiona Logan is not someone who spends time twiddling her thumbs.
Measuring happiness is tricky; you may as well try to catch a butterfly with a hula-hoop.
1 Scottish Bike Show
It's two o'clock in the morning and I'm standing among massive banks of bright neon lights of every hue, towering skyscrapers and garishly-coloured signs.
Don't you just love the Scottish weather, the unpredictability of it all?
Scottish Golf Show
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, Friday to Sunday
THE history books tell the story of how Robert the Bruce defeated the greater force of Edward II at Bannockburn.
A middle-aged woman in traditional teacher's costume fixes me in her stare.
Imagine deciding to leave your job, sell your house, split up with your girlfriend and cycle halfway across the world.
Titian and The Golden Age of Venetian Painting
National Gallery of Scotland, from Saturday
I don't generally do camping.
The Wickerman Festival is on July 25 and 26 at East Kirkcarswell, near Dundrennan, off the A711 in the south-west of Scotland.