Apr 172017

After really getting the mountain climbing bug over the last year or so. About time, I added a new sub section to my photo gallery! Which will display some of my favourite photos, of some of the UK named summits, I’ve done! Sure, this list will grow fast!

Can you check out the photos so far @ www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/uk-named-summits/.

Mar 212017

Sorry just playing around with some new editing software. Been using Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11.0 for a long time! So about time, I moved to something new! So just paid for CyberLink PowerDirector 15 after reading some great reviews about it! So just wanting to see, what fun things I can do with it!

Mar 062017

I love my home City of Glasgow! Going to make sure when, I am next up in Scotland in May. I spend a day walking around my favourite city. Not had a good look around in a long time!

Glasgow UGC Cinemas
Running clock
Clyde Arc, Glasgow
BBC Scotland headquarters

More photos from this set can be found @ www.flickr.com/photos/gsvalentine/albums/72157635323488540

Jan 012017

Hello and welcome to 2017!! It really does only feel like 2007, was just the other day!

Since I wanted to most of the great weather. I talked one of my friends Neil, to join me for nice walk around Aberfoyle and Doon Hill.

You can check out the route we took @ www.strava.com/activities/817704403.

First walk of 2017!

Nov 302016

Here is a list of some of my places in Scotland for St Andrew’s Day 2016!

First one the list has to be Killearn, since its the village I grow up in! I was so lucky to live in amazing place.

Killearn and Loch Lomond from Campsie Fells

Next of course needs to be Glasgow!!

Clyde Arc and Finnieston Crane

Next up is Ben Lomond! Been very lucky so climbed this Munros twice!


The Forth Bridge, no need to say why!


Glenfinnan Viaduct also seen in Harry Potter! 🙂


Also can’t have a list of best places in Scotland with out the Skye Bridge!!


May 162016

Well the first tour of our Scotland tour, could not have got off to a better start! Today Nick and myself climbed Ben Vorlich (Loch Lomond)! Making it the first ever Munro that Nick has climbed! My second one, the first being Ben Lomond, which I’ve done twice!

We could not have picked a better day for it! The weather was sunny and for most of the climb, nice and warm! Till we got to the very top of Ben Vorlich that is! When it was windy, which made it a bit on the cold side!

Ben Vorlich is 943 metres, making it the 229 highest Munro in Scotland out of 282! So maybe not the tallest! But it was still a great climb! And some great views from the top!

I will now leave you with some photos…

May 152016

That’s Nick and myself now in Scotland! After just under 320 miles of driving! It’s the first Nick’s ever in Scotland! I just know he’s going to have a great time! So many great places, I want to show him! Just hope the weather plays nice!

I will now leave you with some photos! The first of many, I am sure!! 😀

Stainmore Summit

At Stainmore Summit, at round the half way point to Scotland!

Love this view!

I love this love!

Welcome to Scotland Nick!

Nick is now officially in Scotland for the first time ever!!

To think, I've cycled...

Just to think, I’ve cycled all the way from John O’Groat’s to Land’s End!

Jan 042016

I had a great day in Stirling with Neil! We both went to Stirling Castle. Got no idea, when I last went! Have a feeling it was over 10 years ago! We also went to Argyll’s Lodging, again in Stirling.

I am now really starting to get the use out of my Historic Scotland membership! 🙂


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