Hello; my name is Andrew Burns and I live in Edinburgh, with my wife, and our adult son.

I got the ‘blipping-bug’ back in 2013/14, when I kept a daily journal for a whole year, all as I prepared to run the Edinburgh Marathon in late May 2014 - at the grand old age of 50!

So, this is my Read more...

Hello; my name is Andrew Burns and I live in Edinburgh, with my wife, and our adult son.

I got the ‘blipping-bug’ back in 2013/14, when I kept a daily journal for a whole year, all as I prepared to run the Edinburgh Marathon in late May 2014 - at the grand old age of 50!

So, this is my 2nd blipfoto journal (June 2014 onwards) … I probably won't attempt an entry every day this time around, and will focus on:
* our ongoing walking-exploits
… (thus the journal title – I run a monthly, informal  walking-group!)
* my long-standing love of poetry
* and our equally, much-loved, nearby allotment

I’m currently a Board Member of the ‘Accounts Commission for Scotland’ (since August 2018); am also undertaking a part-time PhD at the University of Edinburgh Business School (since January 2020); and am Chair of the Edinburgh Union Canal Society (since January 2022).
 
Most recently, I was Convener (Chair) of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) from 2018 to 2023; and immediately prior to that role I was Leader of the City of Edinburgh Council from 2012 to 2017.