David Wheater is a Scottish Photographer, based in Edinburgh, who specialises in taking photographs from all around Scotland and the city of London. David also runs Edinburgh photography tours and beginner photography classes in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Scotland - 250 Things To See & Do
I hope you enjoy this video of a few of my favourite places in Scotland. Last year, I had to take my YouTube Channel down due to an accident and this is the first video in my brand new channel, which I’m super excited about. Last year I wasn’t sure I’d ever be able to show people again the country I love. Live your life to the full and don’t put off your dreams.
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Hello and welcome to my website. I’m a photographer and tour guide living in Edinburgh, Scotland. I love nothing better than to show visitors around Edinburgh and to share its amazing hidden history and secret places. Why not join me for your very own private tour of Edinburgh? I can pick you up directly from your hotel and quickly guide you to all of Edinburgh’s most interesting and photogenic locations.
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Exploring Stockbridge in Edinburgh
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Edinburgh is full of really interesting monuments, but perhaps one of the most significant is the Political Martyrs' Monument in Old Calton Burial Ground. The monument was erected to commemorate five political reformers who pushed for universal suffrage in the late 18th century.
Theodore Roosevelt once famously said that “comparison is the thief of joy” and, while I think this is excellent advice for life in general, I think it’s extremely important for photographers, but especially beginners.
There's so much to see and do in Edinburgh, that it can be difficult to prioritise those attractions which you absolutely must see - from those that can wait for another day. One attraction that I really think is a 'must see' is the majestic Scott Monument in Princes Street.
Based in the port of Leith, the Royal Yacht Britannia is one of Edinburgh's most popular visitor attractions. Whether you're a fan of the Royals or not, it's a fabulous place to visit and explore, with plenty to keep the whole family entertained.
Glasgow is sometimes overlooked as a tourist destination – but this is a big mistake! Glasgow has a long and fascinating history with some of the finest inner city architecture in the UK. The city has a new vibe and air of confidence, which is testament to its reinvention as a modern European city of culture.
One of my favourite places in the whole of Edinburgh has to be the Royal Botanic Garden in Inverleith. It's also one of my venues for my beginner photography class. If you're feeling a little stressed or frazzled - it's the ideal place for some peaceful, quiet contemplation, in amongst some beautiful, restorative surroundings.
St Andrew's Day is celebrated on 30th November, which is a day when Scots enjoy celebrating their unique culture and cuisine all around the world. Hereʼs everything you need to know about Saint Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland and the traditions surrounding our national day. So here goes:
The evening of 25 January is Burns Night, celebrated by Scots the world over at Burns Suppers. The traditional format for suppers is a warm welcome, followed by the Selkirk Grace (a traditional thanksgiving), some rousing piping and the cutting of the haggis, to which Burns's famous 'Address To a Haggis' is read out.