Awards and citations:

1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Tour of the Western Isles: Harris and Lewis

Stormy late afternoon light on West Loch Tarbert

It seems rather irrelevant to be posting photos from the Outer Hebrides given what has been happening in London. Terrifying accounts of spreading violence, looting and destruction seem both particularly unreal yet all too vivid from a distance. What will happen tonight – will the police manage to keep control or will the rioting spread? 

Perhaps it is a case that the gangland culture in the back streets of parts of London, which too regularly claims the lives of teenages and people in their early twenties, has emerged out of the shadows onto London's high streets and spread to other cities.

Standing stones at Callanish

Callanish: Post office sign with a view

Fishing boat + gull@Stornoway

Small port right at the north end of Lewis 

White house@Borve

 Lion's view@Pairc an t-Strath Guest House, Borve 

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