Ian Dalgleish

I was a teacher at Ardrossan Academy from 1972 until 2005, principal teacher of Chemistry from 1985 until 2005.
Now that I'm free, I have time to do all the things I enjoy:

Bird Watching

I've seen a large number of different birds, from the common Chaffinch to the more exotic Peregrine Falcon. I always get a thrill every time I see, and perhaps even photograph, a bird I've never seen before.


I have always used Macs because of their reliability and ease of use. My current machine is a Mac Pro 2.8 GHz. I also have a 32 GB iPad 4 and an iPhone 4S. I mainly use my Mac for processing photographs and videos, maintaining my websites, shopping, banking, emailing and just about everything else I do !

Me on the bike !


I have a Raleigh Pioneer 3. The furthest I've cycled so far is from Largs to Stevenston and back.


I've owned a camera most of my life, currently a Canon PowerShot SX30 IS. I take my camera with me wherever I go and I'll try to photograph almost anything.
See my YouTube movies here.


I walk miles every day, usually with the camera and binoculars. I do most of my thinking while walking.

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My Websites

Chemistry Notes

For Scottish secondary school pupils - supplement your existing notes.


Applications for use with both Mac OS X and Windows.

Ardrossan Academy Website

Largs Website

Ardrossan Academy Archive Photo Gallery

Previous photos which have been shown on the Ardrossan Academy website archive page.

Largs Website Photo Gallery

Previous photos which have been shown on the Largs website homepage.

Old Photos

Archive photos of Ayrshire towns and villages.



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