An Instagram Q&A: Geotagging, exploring Scotland and the pursuit of likes

Two weeks ago, for the first time, I used the question sticker on Instagram Stories. I’d put off jumping on that social media bandwagon in the past because honestly, as a bit of an introvert, I appreciate having a curtain between my online and offline lives. Opening up in a Q&A seemed a bit too scary! But since starting my #HashtagScotland project, I thought it … Continue reading An Instagram Q&A: Geotagging, exploring Scotland and the pursuit of likes

A new project: Exploring the relationship between Scotland and social media

‘It’s remarkable how, in just a few hundred years, the way we see the Highlands can change entirely…’ ‘Today we walk through them, cycle over them, climb them, explore them — and photograph them, over and over again. This landscape no longer repels people with its harsh, unknowable obscurity. Instead it attracts them in their millions from all over the world’ — from Scotland From The … Continue reading A new project: Exploring the relationship between Scotland and social media

Another new year, one simple resolution

Happy New Year, fellow Scotland lovers! I don’t know about you, but after the crescendo of Hogmanay I often feel that the first of January is a little bittersweet — for me, it’s tinged with sadness that Christmas is over (I get major nostalgia for my childhood during the festive period) but it’s also good to know that — even if it’s just a human … Continue reading Another new year, one simple resolution

What to expect at a Scottish Instameet

Whether you’re an Instameet regular or you’re simply confused about the whole concept, nae stress. I’ve put together a handy, tongue-in-cheek guide to the strange moments that can occur when social media becomes reality. I may be a gramming obsessive, but that doesn’t mean I can’t poke fun at the weird online world we live in. Happy snapping! Grammers exchanging gram handles This is the first thing you’ll … Continue reading What to expect at a Scottish Instameet

Five favourites: Scottish Instagrammers

I confess: I’m an Instagram addict. When I got my first smartphone years ago, I was hooked: always on the lookout for that elusive square, finding the beauty in scenes I’d previously ignored, downloading editing software like there was no tomorrow. Things have changed massively since I joined back in 2014, with digital influencers appearing on the scene and the word instafamous coined for those making … Continue reading Five favourites: Scottish Instagrammers