SPF Insurance & Club Outings

At the AGM we referred to the post made a year ago which clarified the club’s insurance coverage under SPF policy. To save members having to delve back through the archives, here is a link to that original message:


If you are arranging a group trip on behalf of the club (i.e. a trip where all club members are invited), please contact the SPF General Secretary or the SPF Treasurer, as described in the original message.


Photoshoot at Musselburgh Lagoons – 19th April

This Thursday, 19th April we will be meeting at Musselburgh Lagoons for our end of season photoshoot. We will meet at 7pm at the car park beside the boating lake, as shown the map below. You can reach the car park from the B1348 at the far side of the race course. Turn left after the race course onto the coast road and look for the sign post to Levenhall Links just after the end of the 30mph zone. Keep going to the end of the road, as shown in red. The final part of the road is often full of pot-holes. If the pot-holes are a problem, you can park at the side of the road and walk across Levenhall Links. There is also some parking at the side of the B1348 beside the houses (you can walk to the lagoons through the gate at the side of the road).

George Todd will be picking up members who would like a lift from in front of the Brunton Theatre at 6:45pm. Please contact George (georgetodd1957@me.com) if you would like a lift. Please note we will not be meeting at the Fisherrow Centre.

Click here for a Google map

Musselburgh Lagoons contains a bird reserve, where birds can be seen coming home to roost around sunset. There are also ducks and swans on the lake. Bring a long lens and a tripod for the wildlife photography. There will also be trees, wild flowers, old masonry and landscapes to photograph.

The current weather forecast for Thursday evening is “sunny intervals with an 8% chance of rain”. So far so good.

15-way Competition Information

The 15-way Borders Digital Challenge competition takes place this Sunday, 18th March 2018 from 2pm to 5pm at the Tower Mill Cinema, 2 Kirkstile, Hawick, TD9 0AE. The event is being hosted by Hawick Camera Club. The Tower Mill Cinema is part of the Heart of Hawick, and there is a cafe on site. After our success in the 8-way competition we have every chance of doing well in this competition as well.

Click here for information on the venue.

Click here for a map and directions.


Audio Visual Night at Beeslack, 1st February 2018

A reminder that we will not be meeting at Fisherrow this Thursday, 1st February 2018. Instead, Musselburgh Camera Club will be joining Beeslack Penicuik Camera Club  at 7:30pm for an evening of Audio Visual entertainment, with shows contributed by both clubs.

Beeslack Camera Club meet at Beeslack High School in Penicuik. Click on the link below for a map and address:


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Sparrowhawk Hide at Kirkcudbright, Thursday 4th January 2018


I’ve booked into the Sparrowhawk hide for Thursday 4/1/18 in Kirkcudbright. At this point in time Alan tells me there’s 2 other available places so if anyone wants to / is able to go on Thursday I’m happy to drive and split fuel costs for getting there (and back). Let me know and we’ll see how this works out.

Jim Tod (jim@todfamily.me.uk)

Club Trip to Dalkeith plus 4-way Competition Info

Jennifer is organising a club visit to Dalkeith Country Park this Sunday, 29th October 2017. If anyone would like to go, there is transport leaving from the Fisherrow Centre at 9:30am. If you would prefer to go straight to the park yourself, we are meeting at the Restoration Yard Café at 10am.

There is no club meeting this Thursday. Instead, we are meeting in Galashiels on Wednesday, 1st November to take part in the first 4-way inter-club competition. The competition takes place at 7:30pm in the Community Hall, Halliburton Place, Galashiels, TD1 2JF. There are parking bays in Halliburton Place opposite the hall and further back along the road. If coming down the A7, Halliburton Place is on the left after Glendinning Terrace on the way down the hill into the town. The hall is also an approximately 10 minute walk from the train and bus stations. Here is a map:



Outing to Dalkeith Adventure Park – Postponed

I went to Dalkeith park this morning and had a walk round the woods and walks trying to take some photographs however I was surprised  that the paths and woods were extremely wet and muddy. I have to say I found it quite challenging  and extremely slippery. Since the forecast for tomorrow and possibly Sunday is for more rain and would recommend that we cancel Sunday’s outing and reschedule when the ground has dried out a bit more (maybe I’m not as fit as I thought). I also found as it is still the school holidays the Restoration Café was full of very wet, muddy distressed children  and I couldn’t get in for a cuppa!

I did pick up some maps of the estate for anyone interested in going at a later date and will hand them out on Thursday. I’ll also phone as many people as possible on the list and let them know.

Regards Jennifer