Ecco Vino

Ecco Vino, Edinburgh

Wine and antipasto in the cold spring sun outside Ecco Vino before getting the train back to Gourock. It was one of those afternoons with a bright cold light with long shadows and a bit too cold to stay outside for too long.

Ecco Vino
19 Cockburn Street
Edinburgh EH1 1BP

Cult Espresso

Cult Espresso

A nice day off in Edinburgh to do some drawing and catch the cherry blossoms while the weather holds. It was good to drop by Cult Espresso for lunch and coffee. it has an amazing window that lets in the sunlight in a stunning way (I haven’t quite caught it here)

Cult Espresso
104 Buccleuch Street,
Edinburgh, EH8 9NG

Clachan bus stop-Staffin

Clachan bus stop-Staffin

A small commission to do another version of one of the bus stops on the Isle of Skye from someone who used to take the bus from there.

Dear Green Coffee

A Glasgow cityscape drawing cup experiment with a Dear Green coffee cup

Glasgow rooftop view

Glasgow rooftop view

The Subclub hosted a months worth of events at a great loft space at the Argyle arcade. As well as music from Subcity radio, food was supplied by Devil’s Deli and coffee by Dear Green.

Wee Hurrie

Wee Hurrie

Really nice Saturday visit for some of the best fish and chips in Scotland over at the Wee Hurrie in Troon, authentic view too! It took me a bit of time to visit, the first was in high summer and the place was mobbed so I came back when it was a bit quieter. It’s not in the centre of Troon but on the docks, it was well worth the visit as the fish is as fresh as you can get.

Wee Hurrie
Harbour Road
Troon KA10 6DH

Peńa – revisit

Peńa - upstairs

Peńa - upstairs full image

Last time I visited Peńa, the café in Glasgow’s west end I totally missed their upstairs which has loads of paper lanterns, ideal for drawing, though they do all slowly rotate.

Peńa
5 Eton Lane,
Glasgow G12 8NB

Steampunk

Steampunk

I’ve been starting to work out a new list of Scottish coffee spots for a new calendar for 2016. Its always good finding places outside Glasgow and Edinburgh and Steampunk in North Berwick is really up there with the best. Interesting they also roast slightly darker coffees alongside their medium roasts, so I’m trying out their Ilomba beans from Tanzania.

I’m not quite sure how to do a drawing of the outside of their building yet, as its a fairly simple shape but I might try and include their famous VW van and part of the coastline, who knows?

ps – If you have any suggestions for coffee spots I can visit this summer please let me know.

Steampunk,
9a Kirk Ports
North Berwick, EH39 4HL
(01620) 89 30 30

Kothel

Kothel Interior

Another drawing from inside Kothel.

Kothel

Kothel

Kothel, a new restaurant café in Broomhill, Glasgow. I haven’t really tried much of their food yet but was a really friendly place to hang out for a snack and coffee.

Kothel,
300 Crow Road,
Glasgow, G11 7HS