Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer.


My name is Bob Law and I was born in Glasgow in 1956 on the south side but now live in the west end. I’ve been an active hill walker, rock climber, Scottish Island bagger, keen amateur photographer, and explorer for many years, both in Scotland and Europe. I still live in Glasgow and have a popular blog Alex and Bob’s Blue Sky Scotland so feel free to drop in.

The Beauty of Edinburgh in Spring

The Rocky Heart of Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a colourful city at any time of year of course but in spring and early summer it is at its finest. Arthur’s Seat, the ancient volcano that rises above the capital’s main shopping streets gleams with a yellow carpet of gorse, the Botanic gardens burst into life after a grey, cold winter and […]

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Pat's Home Page Blog

Bob Law: The Other Ridge on Arran

A Chir and Goatfell. Beinn Bharrain View

Walking and Photography: Beinn Bhreac. Mullach Buidhe. Beinn Bharrain For those hill-walkers who have explored and enjoyed the main Arran ridgeline from Beinn Nuis To Sail an Im or Cioch  na h Oighe there exists another granite ridge of several peaks on the island of Arran.  Granted it took myself and several hill-walking friends 30 […]

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer

The Changing Face of Glasgow in 2022

Virgin Hotel Chain. Glasgow's new Waterfront District

Bob Law: Walks and Photography On a recent trip into Glasgow City Centre I was struck by the number of new buildings that have gone up in the last couple of years. This might be due to the Covid 19 pandemic causing job losses in certain areas and as a compensation more work going into […]

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Thursday, March 3, 2022 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Pat's Home Page Blog

Bob Law’s Blog: Glasgow City Centre at Night

Bridge Reflections at Finnieston

February, 2022. Visitors to, or residents of, Glasgow are missing out visually if they have never walked along the River Clyde embankment on a clear windless  evening. True, like any large city, there is a greater element of risk once night falls, especially along the usually quiet at night waterfront path but you can lessen […]

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Saturday, February 5, 2022 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer

Bob Law’s Blog: An Unusual Cross Country Ski Day in Glasgow

Forth and Clyde Canal Near Anniesland snow

January, 2022 – Glasgow Several years ago I worked out a good walk, or cross country ski route, in my local area. When we had a snowfall recently, and I had a free day available, I set off for a mini adventure. You don’t need to go to the ends of the earth to explore.  […]

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Pat's Home Page Blog, Walks

Bob Law’s Blog: North Berwick to Gullane Walk – The Sunshine Coast

North Berwick Beach View

Walk and Photography If you live in Glasgow or the west of Scotland it can be a bit of an effort to get over to the east coast beyond Edinburgh but that effort can be worth it. You will find fabulous golden sand beaches, several iconic rocky islands, remarkably different landscapes and architecture, and a […]

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer

Bob Law’s Blog: Old Kilpatrick. Lusset Glen to Bowling Walk

The Small Boat Harbour at Bowling

An attractive walk or cycle I enjoyed recently took in the villages of Old Kilpatrick and Bowling in West Dunbartonshire. They are in a great situation with the Kilpatrick Hills to the North and the Forth and Clyde Canal to the South. They looked particularly attractive in the Autumn. I parked just above the train […]

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Friday, November 12, 2021 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Pat's Home Page Blog

Bob Law’s Blog: Walking and Photography Old Kilpatrick and Goldenhill

Info Sign old kilpatrick

Clyde Coastal Path This is a walk that many people might not think of doing as I certainly didn’t until very recently but it turned out to be both interesting and varied. It is a section of the Clyde Coastal Path from Old Kilpatrick to Goldenhill in Duntocher with several  different possibilities or options. Route one […]

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Thursday, October 14, 2021 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer

Bob Law’s Blog: Evening Escapades

Night Town. The Sunset

Walking and Photography Clydebank – Great Western Road – Canal Cycle Path During the last two months of fine weather there have been weekends where I’ve either been too busy or it’s been too hot to enjoy a daytime walk so I’ve been going out in the evenings instead. Spectacular Sunset – Kilpatrick Hills It […]

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Friday, September 3, 2021 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer

Bob Law: Walks and Photography – Kilpatrick Hills balcony trails

Balcony Trail above the River Clyde. Kilpatrick Hills

Several walks can be undertaken from the Mount Pleasant/Old Kilpatrick car park situated above Old Kilpatrick not far from the train station which can also be used to arrive at this location as can local bus routes to this area. Most people make a beeline up the tarmac road to the summits around Duncolm, at […]

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Thursday, July 29, 2021 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Pat's Home Page Blog

Bob Law’s Blog: Glennifer Braes Walks

Car Park. Gleniffer Braes

.Glasgow is a lucky city in that it has three very different hill ranges surrounding it. On its northern outskirts the scenic 300 to 400 metre Kilpatrick Hills lie on its western flank. Middle and running eastwards from them the higher Campsie Fells at 400 to 570 metre level on Meikle Bin take over with […]

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Monday, June 21, 2021 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Pat's Home Page Blog

Bob Law: Gardens of Eden

Pink Magnolia.Mid May in Glasgow's Parks

Walks and Photography Glasgow Parks During our long year of Covid 19 local parks have been more important than ever to escape into especially for people/families without a decent sized garden or those living in flats or tenements. At the moment, in May 2021, many are at their best with tulips, bluebells, azaleas and rhododendrons […]

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Monday, May 24, 2021 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Walks in Glasgow

Bob Law: Walks and Photography – Scotland has some colourful birds

Green Parakeet in Tree

Some Colourful Birds found in Scotland Recently I was looking through some old photographs I had taken of various birds over the years that I had spotted whilst walking in different parts of Scotland.  Although New Guinea’s  Birds of Paradise are rightly famous we do have some of our own to match – not all […]

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Monday, April 12, 2021 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer

Bob Law: Walks in Glasgow – Anniesland and Knightswood

Travelling Through Knightswwod Park

Knightswood and Anniesland Surprise A day’s outing with a difference. After several days worth of snow my local area was transformed.  A thick, white blanket between four to six inches in depth altered an all too familiar landscape and local walks, worn out, with a full year of Covid 19, to the point of indifference.  […]

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Sunday, February 21, 2021 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer

Bob Law’s Blog: Glasgow’s Quieter Parks

Afternoon Sunlight on QE Hospital at Govan.Bellahouston Viewpoint

Glasgow – Quieter Parks and Cityscapes Town and city parks throughout the UK have provided essential green spaces during the last year. Especially during lockdown. They are one place where family members can meet outdoors, children can play in relative safety and folk can exercise. In Scotland at the moment we are restricted to our […]

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Pat's Home Page Blog

Bob Law: North Pollok Walk, Glasgow

Househill Park at Crookston

An Unusual Walk One recent walk I started at the Silverburn Shopping Centre in the middle of Pollok, which may seem a strange place to start a country walk fbut Pollok is full of surprises. It is very green, having once been part of the much larger Pollok estate grounds, a small section of which […]

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Pat's Home Page Blog

Bob Law: Blog – Make The Most of Autumn in Glasgow

Autumn In Leafy Jordanhill. Glasgow

We may be living through trying times at the moment but getting out in nature always helps, even if it’s just somewhere local. For me Glasgow’s public parks, in various locations, offer great views across the city. Pollok Pavement Many of the parks started out as grand estates often situated on hill tops. Some are […]

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Sunday, October 18, 2020 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer

Bob Law’s Blog: Rouken Glen – A Park For All Seasons

The Big Duck. Rouken Glen.Glasgow

Rouken Glen is a park situated on the south side of Glasgow. It offers great variety and is beautiful in every season of the year. It has broad open meadows with scattered mature trees in grand estate style, a deep wooded gorge, several impressive waterfalls, a rolling meadow area, numerous woodland trails and a very […]

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Friday, September 11, 2020 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Walks

Dumbarton to Balloch along the River Leven

River Leven Cycletrack Walkway

With Covid 19 restrictions easing a little recently and living within easy cycling distance of Dumbarton I decided to visit Dumbarton, Levengrove Park, then follow the River Leven  walkway/cycle-track upstream until it reaches Balloch and Loch Lomond. The River Leven may be one of Scotland’s shortest rivers but it has plenty of interest along its […]

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Coronavirus, Walks

Bob Law’s Blog: Lockdown – Nature in Glasgow

The Park Pond. Glasgow

Even during lockdown nature can lift your spirits, especially in Spring during a long run of perfect days. Walks or cycle rides from my house in the West End of Glasgow have revealed a wonderland going about its own business, unconcerned by any human malady.

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Bob Law’s Blog: Scotland – Walking and Photography Lunderston Bay To Kip Marina

Beach Walking. Lunderston Bay Walk.

A very pleasant walk or cycle ride – after the lockdown A very pleasant walk, or cycle ride, can be had by parking at the sizeable Lunderston Bay car park (after the Covid 19 lock down gets lifted of course).  Then walking along the coast southwards to reach Inverkip and the Kip Marina. An equally […]

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Monday, April 20, 2020 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Pat's Home Page Blog

Bob Law’s blog: The Changing Face of Glasgow

Seat with a view. CRM Statue. Glasgow

(Seat with a view. Charles Rennie Mackintosh Statue, Anderston, Glasgow) Like any large city Glasgow is constantly evolving and one of the delights/changes/bewilderment for any city dweller is watching this happen. Entire areas appear to be transformed almost overnight with new structures replacing old. The Anderston District of Glasgow is an area that has seen […]

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer

Bob Law: Scotland Photography – Mirror Images

Reflection Curve on Loch Ruthven. Inverness Highlands.

On calm still days with little wind any body of water, be it sea, lake, loch, river, canal, or puddle often provides a beautiful mirror image of the surrounding landscape. Modern cameras are very good at picking this up. You only have to be in the right spot at the right time. Here’s a selection: […]

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Saturday, January 18, 2020 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer

Bob Law’s Blog, walking and photography: English Lake District

A Magic Realm. Lake District Trees

The Beauty of the English Lake District A weekend or even a day trip to the English Lake District has always been rewarding for me. > It’s a beautiful compact area of lakes and mountains but it also includes many attractive small towns and villages, numerous shopping opportunities, low level sight seeing, top class restaurants, […]

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Monday, November 11, 2019 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer

Balloch Country Park, Loch Lomond – Bob Law: Walks and Photography

loch lomond duck bay marina

Balloch Country Park is well worth a visit. With easy access by train and bus plus car parks right outside the gates of this large park it is convenient for visitors. Situated beside the town of Balloch and stretching along the eastern shoreline of Loch Lomond it is only 30 minutes from Glasgow along the […]

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Monday, August 5, 2019 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer

Bob Law: A Cycling Trip Around West Lothian

Traversing Big Bing Country

West Lothian is a  great place to go for a day’s cycling… or walking. The area is mainly livestock, arable farming, or oil-seed fields looking wonderful in May but the scenery is magnificent year round. You will find several small hills and red shale bings providing excellent and unique views from their summits. Nothing else like […]

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Friday, May 31, 2019 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer

Bob Law’s Blog: Musselburgh, walking and photography

Canada Geese in Flight. River Esk.

Buy Autohighography by Bob Law The town of Musselburgh lies just to the east of Edinburgh and is worth a day trip at any time of year. Apart from visiting the town itself, which has a harbour, shops, sandy beaches, a fine community theatre and old period buildings, the area is also good for walking. […]

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Friday, March 22, 2019 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer

Bob Law’s Blog: Ayr Beach – walking and photography

Ayr Beach. Winter Light

For the first time in over ten years I visited Ayr and Ayr Beach. It makes a great walk, especially at low tide but even at high tide the beach is still accessible. There’s loads of history in Ayr itself and it’s a very pleasant easy walk from the breakwater pier and harbour area plus […]

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Pat's Home Page Blog

Bob Law Photography and Walking in Scotland: The John Muir Way

John Muir Statue. Dunbar

The John Muir Way starts over on the East Coast of Scotland past Edinburgh. The father of American Conservation and prime instigator of National Parks stateside was born and grew up in Dunbar. Around Dunbar is a fine stretch of coastline with many rewarding beach and cliff walks. Ideal for both holidays or day trips. John […]

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Travel

Bob Law: a selection of photos taken around Glasgow city

Boats for Hire. Riverside Museum. Partick Daffodil Parade. Victoria Park Docks on the River Clyde. Shipping Glasgow Harbour Walkway Emirates Airline Landing at Glasgow Airport Cycle Track View of Scotstoun Power boat and River Barge. River Clyde Bellahouston Park and Mosspark Winter fun in Queen’s Park Bob Law: eBook Guide to Walking and Cycling Around […]

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Friday, June 1, 2018 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer

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