Kristian Scott

Kristian Scott


One thing I miss about social media is posting random thoughts and photos.

This 'micro-blog', which is a bit of an experiment, serves to scratch that itch.

Aft of Arvia

31st January 2024

Aft of the Arvia

January was uneventful, bleak and I didn't take many photos (never a good sign). So here's a snap from the early hours of Christmas Eve aboard the Azura, Mount Teide in the distance.

Sunset on 2023

18th December 2023

I'll soon be 'wrapping up' for Christmas and setting sail towards warmer climes. Here's some mildly festive Lyme Park deer to round out the year. See you in 2024!

A Long December

6th December 2023

Living room

Yes, I'm still in this chair. Recovering from a cold so working from home by the fire listening to records, what a treat.

Summer leaves, autumn falls

24th October 2023


Ahhh, my much neglected blog. We've finally had our fireplace repaired (only took ten months), and so once more I can inhabit 'Dad's Chair' and warm my feet.

Shaw Cairn

25th August 2023

Shaw Cairn, Mellor Moor, Cobden Edge

Although mostly back in the office, Fridays at home offer walking opportunities. This is a favourite spot, the very top of the hill opposite our house. It has a fascinating history, an ancient burial ground from over 4000 years ago. I like to eat sandwiches here.

Historic Reading Room

26th June 2023

Historic Reading Room, John Rylands Library

A special treat to work at the John Rylands Library for an hour before the general public was admitted. Feel blessed to work for, and in this environment.

Sunset over Mellor

15th May 2023

Spring is evolving into summer, and so most nights we get a beautiful golden hour where the sunset is mirrored on Mellor.

In my hometown

8th April 2023

Stratford upon Avon at night

Took a late evening walk around my teenage stomping ground and paid my respects to 'The Bard'. Stratford upon Avon after dark still holds a special magic.

Bollinhurst geese

27th January 2023

Needed to blow off the Friday cobwebs so boots on and up to Black Rocks, then down Bollinhurst reservoir which is finally full again. I pulled out my camera just as the geese flew over.

This is me (version 43)

24th January 2023

Kristian Scott (The University of Manchester)

New Year, new headshot. My hair is out of control, did the barbers re-open after Covid or did I miss the memo?

Snow on Kinder Scout

9th January 2023

Kinder Scout in the snow

My first post for 2023. Kinder Scout, a favourite spring and summer hiking spot. I only made it up there once last year, let's try and double that in 2023. It's presence at the end of my road will be an ongoing reminder.

Winter walk

13th December 2022

Lyme Park snow

My favourite spot, in all weathers. Felt like no time since I was up here with sunglasses, drinking water and cooling towels. Merry Christmas all, or whatever you do. 🎄 Link to more videos from today's walk.

Paying respects

21st September 2022

Queen Elizabeth flower tributes in St Anns Square, Manchester

On Sunday we took the train into Manchester to pay our respects to our late Queen. And also introduced the boys to Hard Rock Cafe, light and shade! 🎸

Mellor Cross

23rd August 2022

Mellor Cross, Manchester skyline

The hill opposite my house. The first week we moved in (over ten years ago!) I said "I'm going to walk to the top of that". Been going ever since.