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ian elliot 30-Aug-2014 22:01
hi,is it possible to get copy of photo dsc6641.jpg from the 2014 ken laidlaw bonchester climb phone no 07593636952
Geir Tore Phillips 16-Mar-2014 15:11
Dear Sir!
Are you the person that played in the rocabilly group Johnny and the Roccos.
His name was Ian Robert Bell from Hawick?
Peter Dyson 03-Mar-2014 21:17
Hi Ian
Is it possible to get a copy of a photo from 2013 Jimmie Guthrie Run ?
The picture is jpg 7768 Green GT6 car.
Phone 01450 860283 or mail below
Helen 05-Nov-2013 02:38
Hi Ian. I am a new convert to spotting steam engines. Where is the best place to view the Galatea from on Saturday 9th November ascending to Shap summit. I am prepared to do a bit of walking to get a great view. GR would be brilliant. Fantastic photos!
John Cribbes 29-Sep-2013 11:52
Hi Ian,
My current project is the London, Tilbury & Southend Railway. While well out of your territory you might be able to help me.
I want images of 4-4-2T locomotives as well as British Rail 2-6-4T numbered from 80000.
Some of these 80000 locos were sent north after 1962 which was when the LT&SR was electrified.
Guest 25-Sep-2013 05:57
Hi Ian,i have a good photo of 61618 Wynyard Park
I can let you have a copy please email me on Regards barry
Ida 22-Aug-2012 20:55
Hi Ian,

I am writing to you from Scotland Outdoors magazine ( We're running an interview with Paul McGreal in our forthcoming autumn issue and would love to use one of your pictures to accompany the article. The one we'd like to use is DSC_5794.jpg

We're unable to pay but will credit you of course, and send you a comp copy of the mag. Please reply to me by email.
Ian Bell06-Aug-2012 16:51
To WeezyC

Thanks for the comment, I'm pleased you like them.

If you leave me your email address please I can then get back to you and find out the photo numbers. I did leave a message on your gallery before I went off on holiday.

WeezyC24-Jul-2012 09:25
Hi Ian

Is it possible to buy any of the pics from this year's Durty Tri?

Great pics!
Guest 30-May-2012 15:51
I'm called Iain Bell. That's cool isn't it??????
Francis Gaashan 28-Apr-2012 13:53
Hi Ian, I'm the driver of car 109 on the Flying Scotsman Rally. Any chance i could buy a copy of DSC_3852? Thanks

Francis Galashan
Ian Mccutcheon 22-Mar-2012 22:24
hi ian any pics of me and spike on Saturday ? like a look at some if poss. gogs
Emilian stone 14-Feb-2012 05:36
Hello Ian we are the number one of fanatics of your group but we need the song " Runaround Sue " of your group 1975 you can give me this song in mp3 ? send me please this song Ian in this mail thank you very much friend !!!
Malcolm Mawdsley 20-Dec-2011 07:18
Good morning

Do you have any photos of car no 54 Red/Gunmetal Grey 2wd Impreza on the 2011 RAC (only competed on Friday/Saturday up to Hamsterley

Regards and thanks
Will Neill 04-Dec-2011 14:15
Hi Ian

We are looking 2 photos of David Bogie's Evo IX for a motorsport roundup in a magazine

Need them today (Sunday) because of print deadline.

Drop me an email on if you can help us out.

Mark Hogarth 17-Oct-2011 22:30
Hi Ian Great pictures . I would say the hdr programe has worked on the rally pictures
Well done M@RK
Wendy Oliver 08-Sep-2011 08:33
Great Pictures of the Hizzy Run, Thanks
Meg 17-Jul-2011 00:10
thenks fir a the picters o The Common Riding ah miss sein it an awfu lot. Aw wull be back fur 2014 an a jist canna wait.
Arnold Marshall 24-Jun-2011 11:03
Hello Ian, David Pike suggested I contact you regarding some images of the recent Jimmy Guthrie run. I would like to have copies of DSC 088, DSC 0275 and DSC 0278 which are of myself and my son. David has already sent me some of his images. Please advise, thanks Arnold
Gerry Graham 12-May-2011 19:30
Hi Ian
How can I get some copies of pictures of me at Reivers Festival 2011 in the stocks. A've jist aboot dried oot now !!!
Pics awfae guid bit wud like copies please.

Thenks Gerry
Sel 14-Mar-2011 18:42
Away yu auld git, looking your shots on here. Awfi gid A must say, see you on Thursday night when oo try beat the Jethart mafia again.

Owen Philipson 30-Jan-2011 21:23
Hi Ian, I used some of the ken laidlaw images in a blog post about the upcoming 2011 event. They were flagged up as free to download for participants, but I just wanted to check that was OK. www

I'm doing another blog entry with more links to your gallery and the event itself.

regards- Owen
Paul 09-Jul-2010 23:02
Hi Ian.Was wondering if you have any plans to post any more pictures of Northern Belle here.I was looking for one of the front of the train (Royal Train)that you took from the clifftop last Saturday.
Tony Fairey08-May-2010 16:30
Ian, many thanks for showing Hawick,surroundings and everything associated such as the Common Riding. It has brought back many memories when I lived there as a young boy in the early 1940s.There are some great images in your galleries.
krishan04-Feb-2010 12:35
Hi.... like your photos so much..... you are really great photographer..... im artist and i paint on canvas. I hope we can be good friends.

hermankervel26-Dec-2009 18:13
nice pictues beautifull scotland
Ian Bell03-Dec-2009 22:13
To Brian and other viewers.
If you are looking for additional motorsport images try:

Bri Riddell 02-Dec-2009 14:05
Hi Ian , how did your shots come out from Roger Albert...did you get any monkeys up the tree!!!!!!!
Ian 11-Jun-2009 12:23
To Michael Davidson
Please send me an email address (tick the private box)and I'll send it to you without any charge.
Michael Davidson 10-Jun-2009 17:40
I would like to buy a photo please (010719062). Could you write back on this guestbook and let me know how i go about gettin it and how much. Thanks
Guest 07-Jun-2009 20:21
From Teries everywhere I'm sure they would like me to thank you for such a wonderful coverage of the Common Riding once again. Your photographs are just superb.
Brian 21-May-2009 14:13
Hello Mr.Bell (Ian), It's Brian (from Leeds...... again! :-) I just wanted to say you are a legend. Just humble words I know but I am sure I can speak for many that we are all very grateful to you and others like yorself who take the time, effort and love of steam by sharing your images. Your photo images are very impressive and stir the emotions with the memories of the golden days of steam. Although I was/am mainly an LNER supporter my favourite image of yours is the view of Scots Guardsman (page 8?).
They do have preserved steam here on occassions in Australia but their engines just don't seem to have BR's gracefull lines that attract the eye, power-looking, and lack names. I will live to the end of my days (which I fear may not be to far away bnecause of age :-) cursing myself that I had 'copped' all the A1's apart from Bon Accord (60154) because ladies came on the scene and steam got put aside. Deep regrets especially when I lean't it had been scrapped and worse of all it had spent some time shedded at Leeds my home city!!!. I should have been on medication :-)
Kindest Regards,
Peter Bolton 31-Mar-2009 11:03
Ian supurb pictures. I do a hobby called geocaching. ( I have a caching name englishpete, I am about to release a travel bug into the big wide world, which will be an N gauge point to travel to railway locations. I would like to use one of your picture on it's log. They are much better than any I have. I have done a little work on No 9 here in Thornton in the late 80's.
Ian Bell29-Jul-2008 04:49
To Jenny Williamson
Please check you email address for details. Thanks
Cammy Kyle 15-Jul-2008 12:02
I would like to order some of your photos.Can you send me some prices and delivery times. Thank you.
K ferguson 26-Jun-2008 11:38
Hi Ian

The Community council is examining the possibility of changing the colour of the christmas light panels. To illustrate what they might look like we need a photo that can be recoloured to give and impression of there appearance.

Can we have your permission to you the photo of Oliver place in your gallery. It would involve us putting various recoloured images on a blog so that people can see what they would look like. it would not be used for any commercial purpose and an acknolagement would be given.


Kevin Ferguson Chair Hawick CC
JulieKamm 14-Jun-2008 16:06
Hello Ian
What a wonderful view of Hawick ... I can't wait to see for myself (in October 2008) Have you thought of publishing a book or calander ??? If you do please let me know :)

Jules xx
Wattie Anderson 16-Apr-2008 18:53
Ian, what a treasure I stumbled across here !!!
Great pics of ScoCha, and is that really Andrew Keddie fronting the Border Boogie Band ?
Hei hasnae changed a bit !!
Absolutely brilliant work old pal - hope to meet up again soon !!

Wattie Anderson, Nottingham.
Tina Vandermyde 26-Jan-2008 15:17
My mother in law is coming for a visit to the UK, and asked me to look into Helen Bell or Willie and Mary Bell from Hawick and Kelso Scotland...your photo's poopped up, Loved the photos...are you related to either of these Bell's?
Tina Vandermyde
living in Stamford England
Colin Moxey 07-Nov-2007 12:57
I have just enjoyed looking at your Autumn images and they are all stunning!

I like your good composition and perfect exposure which really showcases our beautiful park.
Well done.
Keep up the excellent work.

Kind Regards
Colin Moxey
Guest 12-Sep-2007 20:40
Great galleries Ian, enjoyed browsing through. Good to meet you at the rally.

YAA19-Aug-2007 22:13
Very nice photos & themes! :)

Welcome to "Canon.G7 -- Traveller BlockNote"
Guest 15-Jun-2007 11:11
Words can't describe how impressed I am of your work.
Guest 08-Mar-2007 13:01
Guest 23-Feb-2007 10:38
Hi Ian
Greetings from the Netherlands.
We like Scotland and have these Countries already visited
And I love the music van Scocha and Runrig.
I'm looking for penfriends from Scotland.
Bye Chel
diane singleton(hogg) 12-Nov-2006 19:31
good fotos u have germany now .nice to c some pics..all my family in hawick
Stephen 18-Sep-2006 04:47
You have an outstanding good and well structured site. I enjoyed browsing through it
Ian 26-Aug-2006 09:58
To Jodie, Derek and Brian.
Thanks for your comments, delighted you liked what you viewed.
Please keep looking back. Ian
Brian 20-Aug-2006 20:07
hi Ian.... popped in to see ur pictures love them all keep it up
Jodie 18-Aug-2006 12:00
hay ian jodie hear. just came to look at ma photos they look really good on hear
Derek 27-Jul-2006 11:39
Some nice work there Ian, keep it up pal.
Guest 10-Jun-2006 20:53
Im sitting here in Ireland looking at your pics they are brill. makes me wish i was there again. miss the auld toon at this time of year... Ellie
Emma 07-Jun-2006 17:50
The photos look great. Can't get home from Edinburgh but would love to see the ball. Hope you will be there.
Colin Hawick 01-Jun-2006 23:18
Ian, Many thanks for giving me your web addy while coming down from the chase.
Once again your photographs are fantastic.The quality is outstanding and it shows off our beloved town to the World.
keep up the good work.
All the very best.
PS to the previous comment: NO, the poeple who ride are very hard working Hawick men who save up all year to be able to enjoy this very important part of our heritage.
RAF 18-Apr-2006 11:30
Roald Atle Furre 18-Apr-2006 11:29
I had a look into your fantastic photoes. The once who ride - are they some kind of Scottish Upperclass ? By the way I visited Hawick a year ago- next time I want to see the Hawick Common Riding !!!!!

Roald Atle Furre
John Melrose 21-Mar-2006 19:37
Ian: Just came by your photos and particularly enjoyed the excellent steam train ones, brings back memories of running across from my Gran's house directly across in Station Road- Stow, to get the Saturday "pink paper" (Evening News) off the 6pm Sat.night train for my Grandpa ! Hoping the line's definitely coming back .. although it's slipped from 2008 to 2011 latest news.
- Do you have any photos of anything down the Edinburgh-Gala line - my Dad would just love to see these .. JohnM.
maureen amos 09-Jan-2006 20:32
just seen the recent photoes from town hall wi scocha....brilliant
Coleen Perilloux Landry25-Dec-2005 14:43
I am glad to know you know Frankie Ford; he entertained us often. It will take a long time for New Orleans to rebound. 80 per cent of it has been ruined by the water and it seems a slow process of cleaning up and settling insurance. Some 5,000 homes have been declared uninhabitable and need to be destroyed. Makes me think "Where are all the people who lived here and how are they doing?"
Bill Baird 16-Dec-2005 21:43
Hi Ian
Great pictures especially like the steam loco stuff role on the Waverly Route and hopefully some specials running down the re-instated all line the way to Carlisle

Richard Haas 03-Dec-2005 10:14
Could you please contact me. Thanks in advance
petermol 02-Oct-2005 17:09
Hi, I invate you to my gallery: Peter Mol
Colin 11-Jul-2005 20:47
Your photos are Brilliant.
Keep up the good work.
From a fellow Teri.
Kind Regards.
Dorothy Gray New Zealand 14-Jun-2005 09:58
Thanks for the Hawick Common Riding photos, last year I was lucky enough to be there, this year it was great to be kept uptodate with the pics, Brilliant job, thank you
Suzanne 11-May-2005 14:18
Hi Ian, these are brilliant(where's the Innerleithen ones?!)
Do you do weddings aswell?
Guest 06-Feb-2005 17:35
Thanks Ian. Im a wedding Photog, and it's pretty cool to photograph brides out here.

BTW You have an awesome camera in the Fuji S7000, it has very nice colors and renders a 6MP image.

Regards and have a Brew

Adrian 27-Jan-2005 13:01
Love Scotland and the Borders in particular. Your photos bring back happy memories of a couple of days in Hawick last summer.