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I'm a part-time freelance sports photographer covering Caithness and the North of Scotland.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Kincraig Wildlife Park

I visited the Kincraig Wildlife Park near Aviemore for the first time in 25 years last week. A great place to spend a few hours watching loads of different animals including Amur tigers, polar bears, Scottish wildcats and wolverines. It was difficult to get good clear pics through the mesh wire fences or glass viewing windows.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

UK Pro Surf Tour - Thurso Surf Festival

Under 16s

Girls U18

Boys U18

Junior Pro


Luis Eyre Open winner

The UK Pro Surf Tour held the Thurso Surf Festival at Thurso East over the weekend. I caught the action on Sunday when the waves were the best ever seen for a UK Pro Surf event. Huge barrel waves kept rolling in and during the open final two surfers scored the maximum score of 10.

Luis Eyre from Manchester won the open final. Other classes were under 16s, U18 boys, U18 girls, Junior Pro and Ladies.

The UK Pro Surf Tour report can be seen on:

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Caithness RFC vs Orkney (52-26)

Gary MacKay converts

Gordie MacLeod scores

Andy Morris scores

Danny Gordon scores

Caithness beat Orkney 52-26 in a cracking game at Millbank today. Orkney scored 3 tries in the first 10 mins before Caithness got into their stride. Orkney scored a controversal 4th try in the last minute to get a bonus point. The player appeared to lose grip of the ball as he went over the try line and didn't ground the ball. Orkney had a player sin binned and another was sent off near the end.

Halkirk Utd vs Golspie Sutherland (3-2)

Golspie keeper Gordon MacRae impedes Graham MacNab, but play waved on

Graham MacNab scores the third goal

Graham MacNab celebrates

Halkirk Utd beat Golspie Sutherland 3-2 at Morrison Park today and go further clear at the top of the league. I caught the 2nd half and it was already 2-1 to Halkirk. It was all Golspie in the 2nd half as they played with the wind behind them. Graham MacNab scored a break away goal to make it 3-1.

Halkirk had two sent off late in the game. Gavin Sinclair for two yellows (both for tackles). Golspie got a contentious penalty and Grant MacNab kicked the ball into the net in frustration and got his second yellow. Ex-Halkirk player Alan Larnach scored the penalty.  It was all Golspie in the final 10 mins and Lee Kirk made a superb fingertip save from a Nigel MacKenzie screamer to keep the score at 3-2.

Thurso beat Alness Utd 4-1 in Alness. Caithness RFC were beating Orkney 52-24 with a few mins left to play.

Wick Academy beat Fort William 8-1, with Gary Weir scoring all 8 goals, a new club record.