Sorry for the long silence. I’m not long back from a family holiday in Skye and Lochinver. I met up with the great platinum/palladium photographer Takeshi Shikama from Japan and his wife Yukiko while in Skye. (Some of you may be aware of his beautiful book The Silent Respiration of Forests. Further work can be seen on his website: http://www.shikamaphoto.com/#). Takeshi is an artist in residence this summer at the Gaelic language college, Sabhal Mor Ostaig. When we spoke, he was planning to devote his photographic attention to standing stones. I am hoping to organize an event (probably in Edinburgh but open to other offers) where Takeshi can meet people who are interested in his work. Please get in touch if that includes you.