#243 – Failed Heritage – Dunaskin Brickworks

I’m a regular visitor to Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland, and ever since my first visit, I’ve been intrigued by its industrial past. The cross country road from the M8 to Kilmarnock, Ayr, etc crosses a bleak, moorland landscape, pockmarked by past and current mining activities. Today, it’s exclusively opencast, but until the…

#23 – A ‘Get Carter’ Landscape

I’m a huge fan of the 60’s Michael Caine film ‘Get Carter’, particualrly the cinematography and the bleak northern landscapes it portrayed.  In particular, I have long been intrigued by the final scenes of the aerial ropeways taking coal to the staithes. This landscape has all but vanished, but I discovered that there was one…