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Friends, websites I love and interesting links:

The Protein Chronicles – Health, fitness, CrossFit, nutrition and sport blog run by my friend Jack – who’s also doing a monthly wild swim in a different Scottish loch each month to raise funds for the MS Society Scotland. If you’ve got spare pennies (or pounds), sponsor him!

Chatty Nora – Wonderful typographic artwork by a North Yorkshire based artist.





Roller Derby

The Scottish Roller Derby Blog – News, views and interviews from the world of Scottish roller derby.

Auld Reekie Roller Girls – Auld Reekie Roller Girls, based in Edinburgh

Ayrshire Roller Derby – Co-ed roller derby league based in Ayrshire

Bairn City Rollers – Scotland’s first co-ed roller derby league, based in Falkirk

Capital City Roller Derby – Edinburgh’s first men’s roller derby league.

Doonhame Derby Dolls – Women’s roller derby league based in Dumfries

Dundee Roller Girls – Dundee Roller Girls

Fair City Rollers – Women’s roller derby league based in Perth

Fierce Valley Roller Cubs – Scotland’s only junior derby league, based in the Forth Valley

Fierce Valley Roller Girls – Fierce Valley Roller Girls, based in the Forth Valley

Glasgow Roller Derby – Glasgow Roller Derby

Granite City Brawlermen – Aberdeen’s men’s roller derby league

Granite City Roller Derby – Granite City Roller Derby, women’s roller derby league based in Aberdeen

Hades Roller Boys -Men’s Scotland-based roller derby league

Helgin Roller Derby – Co-ed league based in Elgin

Hoodoo Co-ed Roller Derby – Co-ed team that is an amalgamation of Hades Roller Boys and Voodoo Roller Dollies

Inverness City Roller Derby – Inverness-based roller derby league

Junior Doonhame Derby Dolls – Junior girls league based in Dumfries

Lothian Derby Dolls – Lothian Derby Dolls, based in the Lothians

Mean City Roller Derby – Glasgow’s co-ed roller derby league

New Town Roller Girls – New Town Roller Girls, based in Livingston, West Lothian

Power of Scotland – Scotland’s national men’s roller derby team – currently fundraising for their trip to Calgary, Canada for the Men’s Roller Derby World Cup, please see their Facebook page for their latest news and fundraising efforts.

Team Scotland Roller Derby – Scotland’s national women’s roller derby team

Voodoo Roller Dollies – Women’s roller derby team based in Central Scotland

Wee County Roller Derby – Co-ed roller derby league based in Clackmannanshire





Boutday – Roller derby photography blog/website of Dave McAleavy, one of the UK’s best roller derby photographers. Dave’s (mostly) studio work can be found at

Roller Derby on Film – Website of Jason Ruffell, another of the UK’s best roller derby photographers.

LensArt – Andrew Osokin – Amazing and inspiratonal, mostly macro photography, from Russian photographer Andrew Osokin.

Alexey Kljatov’s Flickr Page – Fantastic snowflake macros (plus other photography) from a Russian photographer.