Friday, 27 February 2009

Al Allan

PhotobucketAl Allan rolling in on some hella steep harbour walls, Banff.

PhotobucketAl Allan dropping in on a gnar gnar wall, Macduff.

Al Allan getting serious summer '08 , nuff said!

Rasta Night

Come get down to some 'Burning Bush' this wednesday 4th of March... Session on!

Ramo i Camo

Barrack, bs wallride @ the pigeon shit banks. Photo, Gareth Morgan

My Danish friend Rasmus has a blog site similar to this one called 'Ramo i Camo' which he updates on a regular basis...
Ramo i Camo includes skate clips, photos, and he has recently added interviews. Todays interview is with me, go scope it out!

Thursday, 26 February 2009

The Walloper Blogspot

Russ, fs smith @ Splinters aka Transgression. Photo, T Dave

Check out 'The Walloper' blogspot.

Edinburgh locals, Russ and Cubics adventures to the north for regular Thursday schralps!

Monday, 23 February 2009

Blueline Photographics

Sam's snapped collar bone... Good luck travelling with that mate.

Local photographers Samuel Longmire and Nick Law have started their adventure to Indo, Kuta Lombok. Their mission is to stay as long as possible living off money from photos that they intend taking and selling to surfers that are there on holiday.

Blueline Photographics will keep you updated with whats happening their way.

WOTR 2009

Day one Leeds, The Works.

Day two Blackpool, Rampcity.

Sidewalk magazine for more info...

Local Lad Pete Copeland placed 2nd in the unsponsored 'hip jam', with a nollie heelflip, steezed to the max no doubt...
Mad props pete, well done.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Tonight Is Mind Field Night!

It's Tonight and it's free of charge!!!

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Copenhagen Pro 2009

UK heads at CPH Pro 2008 >>
Cph Pro 2008, The UK loons...

Renton Millar, floating a huge Madonna. Winner of last years vert contest.

This Year's Copenhagen Pro will be held on the 26th, 27th and 28th of June... Note this down in your diaries and book a flight out to Denmark ASAP.
Cimber Airlines
SAS Airlines

Tackyworld has Past footage and photos if you need some convincing.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Gonz Interview 2002

MG Interview

Adidas Skate
Listen to Mark Gonzales talking skateboarding with Slap mag in 2002. Beautiful.

Emerica O.G. 1

Emerica footwear have re-released the Marc Johnson O.G. 1... These sneaks are amazing hopefully Boarderline will manage to get some in as Emerica only made a limited run.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Whip It Good!

Barrack, whippy blunt one foot pull-in. Photo: Samuel Longmire

Adam Paris, a whipped tucknee. Photo: Samuel Longmire

Above are a few photos taken by Samuel Longmire of a heated whippy session that went off the other day.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Tussle at Transition

Berrics style S.K.A.T.E. tournament coming soon...

If you're keen send an email to with your name in the subject line.

Watch this space!

War Of The Thistles 2009

Aberdeen 3rd of May.

War of the Thistles 2008 from Skateboard Scotland on Vimeo.

The dates for this year's 'War Of The Thistles' have been confirmed:
Dumbarton Unit 23 - Saturday 2nd May
Aberdeen Transition Skatepark - Sunday 3rd May (2pm-8pm)

Get this in your diary and be there!

Friday, 6 February 2009

Sna Days

View oot the park winda.

White oot!

When the weather is like this there are only two things you should be doing... snowboarding up in the hills or schralping down at the park! It only makes sense.
BBC Weather

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

BRIGHT, Frankfurt am Main, January 24th/25th 2009

Me and Callum went across to the BRIGHT trade show in Frankfurt this year to check out one of Europe’s biggest gatherings of skateboard and street wear retailers.

We flew into town on the Thursday and got set up in a hostel across the road from the main train station. The first night we just buzzed out and got a street cruise on the go, checking out the famous ‘Mainhatten’ skyline. The streets were smooth and we clocked up at least 5 miles of rolling.

Friday was pissing down so we just went and checked out all the skate related stores in town. We hit up a couple of hipster emporiums called ‘Sneakerking’ and 'Azita' before moving on to ‘Railslide’…the only real skate store in the city. The locals were cool and we got coffee and water laid on in the in-store café. Nice touch.

The Pound is so weak right now against the Euro and we were on a tight budget…luckily we found a cool Asian joint that did massive portions for as little as 4 Euros.

That night we went out and about and hit up a club called ‘Monza’…pretty good tech/electro sounds but the crowd looked as though they’d just stepped out of a bank. Nae much cop.

Held in an incredible building in the centre of Frankfurt, the BRIGHT was a hive of frenzied activity across 5 floors and hundreds of rooms.

From the scene at the front door on the first day, we could tell that it was going to be full of hipsters. Cats with bobble hats were rolling up looking fresh as hell and there were the obligatory fixed gear bikes chained up to the lampposts.

Almost every company you could think of were present. There was so much going on…you could while away the hours wandering the floors and checking the rooms. I was super impressed with the effort that had gone in to set the building up. These were serious professionals at work.

You could hang out in various café areas and sup on coffee or raid the fridges in the show rooms and fill up on Red Bull and sandwiches. The auditorium was showing all kinds of interesting movie action too…the John Cardiel Epicly Later’d flick went down a storm even though it was poorly attended.

Personal highlights included the ‘Made for Skate’ exhibition, the indoor bowl with cradle that was getting a shredding by all and sundry and 'Basementizid' room with mad artistic happenings going on all weekend especially the incredible set by Frankfurt instrumental noise merchants Daturah.

The only lowlight for me was the presence of those ‘Fixed Gear London’ dickheads. Honestly boys, no one cares about you ‘sessioning’ a flatbank on a bike made for the velodrome. Thankfully, no one else seemed too interested in them either.

The after show do was at ‘Robert Johnson’…a club along the River Main in Offenbach, just outside the city. I was feeling this club…the crowd was a lot cooler and the music was on point…super solid electro with a smattering a techno bangers later on. A good night.

Sunday was spent back at the BRIGHT show to sample some more action. The bowl was being destroyed by the likes of Rune Glifberg, Juergen Horwarth, Julien Dykmans and Kevin Wenzke. The young ripper Wenzke killed it and deservedly ran out the winner. Check the footage on ‘Tackyworld’.

Monday was a free day so we found a wee skatepark set-up under a bridge and went for a mellow session there. Thanks to the friendly people at Frankfurt-Hostel for looking after us.

That was that…the BRIGHT is on again in the summer so head across and see for yourself. It’s a great place to hang out.



I caught a live set by this incredible German band at BRIGHT trade show in Frankfurt. They were immense...heavy, instrumental 18 minute songs...a real sludge feast. Pinned everyone against the back wall. Check out their myspace.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Entrails Zine

Local skateboarder & artist Alistair Allan has recently released an art based zine called 'Entrails'. I still haven't managed to get hold of a copy but I am told that it contains many quirky illustrations, photos, text, etc...

Contact Al for any queries or further information at or by clicking here.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Beautiful Losers

Showing @ Peacock Visual Arts, 3rd of February 7pm start.
Free entry...

Beautiful Losers film trailer from beautifullosersfilm on Vimeo.

"Beautiful Losers celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural movements of a generation. In the early 1990s a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the 'establishment' art world, this group and the subcultures they sprang from have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture. Starring a selection of artists who are considered leaders within this culture, Beautiful Losers focuses on the telling of personal stories...speaking to themes of what happens when the outside becomes 'in' as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today's youth."

Beautiful Losers is showing tomorrow night at Peacock Art Gallery...the show starts at 7pm and is free of charge. Definitely worth a watch!

Date: 03 February 2009
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Location: Peacock Visual Arts
Street: 21 Castle Street
Town/City: Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Alien Workshop 'Mind Field'

Mind Field trailer

"Filmed and built over the span of 2005 - 2009, Mind Field is the 4th full length audio-visual offering by AWS. A document of the team's raw ability and eclectic personalities interlaced with the workshop's undying pursuit of visual individuality and creative freedom."

Jan 24th/25th edit

Jan 24th/25th >>

Good work Simie Simpson!

Check out his 'MPORA' account yo...

There is now a direct link to Simie's account placed in the right hand column...scroll down to find it.

The Dirty BOD

Aberdeen's Enterprise Centre

The skate stops

Looks like they'll just pop off, get to work.

The new Aberdeen Enterprise spot out at Bridge Of Don has only been a going concern for a few months now but it has been shut down already with skate stops. The stopppers don't look too strong so I can't imagine they'll be a problem. To save hassle the council could have just turned on the water, the dafties.

Good Show

Beautiful bunch

Lucas, bs kickflip???

A big thank you to all those who made it through for the Cliche 'Cle' premiere. Always nice to see the Aberdeen scene together, it's a rare breed! The lock-in session went off. A big thanks also goes out to Craig for keeping the park open late. Oh and Haydn that transfer is on next time for sure!

Cheers Cal