Jackson and Eileen run the Queens Guest House in Ayr situated 100 metres from Ayr Beach. Jackson has been running the guesthouse now for 16 years and we have both loved meeting the amazing people who come to stay with us and the many who continue to return year on year.  (Update) After we headed to Barra in July 2018 for our #Barragapyear the guest house which on the market for over a year, SOLD! in October 2018, so we bought a small 2 bedroom house in Doonfoot suburbia which our son Adam moved into and looks after…..how things change so quickly.

As we hurtle towards semi retirement, we are starting to plan our four year countdown to moving to the Outer Hebrides in the next four to five years. In the meantime we got an amazing opportunity of living on Barra for a year, starting July 2018, which meant juggling of guest house work (no longer!!) and redefining my role with Prancing Jack Productions to editor and producer.  So here's the start of the journey, thanks to Bill Ryder (for the wonderful photograph) and Carol for waving me off at Oban on 12th July.


So we (Eileen, Mum & Dad joining me for my first weekend) set sail from Oban on the Isle of Lewis for the start of the #Barragapyear


Jackson and Thai

Unconditional love of man and his dog.

Eileen and Thai enjoying the Barra sunshine waiting on the ferry to Eriskay

Utter bliss!

We also have a film production company which Eileen started after graduating from UWS with a First Class Honours.  Prancing Jack Productions Limited was formed in 2012 and has been going from strength to strength since then.  We specialise in documentaries, promotional films and short films for BIG Lottery - Investing in Communites, National Trust for Scotland, East Ayrshire Council, South Ayrshire Council, Moving On Ayrshire, National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland, Tartan Jigsaw, NHS Ayrshire and Arran and also a huge variety of wonderful SMEs across Ayrshire.

Prancing Jack Productions website


Here's our most recent Showreels:

Clips from some of the amazing companies and people we have filmed since our last Showreel in 2016. It just makes us smile.... Prancing Jack Productions Limited www.prancingjack.com
Our latest film showreel including some of our films from 2015. All films filmed, edited, produced and directed by Prancing Jack Productions Limited and huge thanks to everyone who has supported and commissioned our work. NHS Ayrshire & Arran NTS Robert Burns Birthplace Museum East Ayrshire Council, Creative Minds Salvation Army Ayr Gaiety Theatre Partnership Ayrshire Bed & Breakfast Association (Ayrs & Graces, Burnside Guest House, Sunnyside Guest House, Dallars Guest House, Dumfries House Lodge) Open Studios Ayshire Helen Duncan Paul Brunton aka Rock N Role Models Stuart Heburn/Tamfest South Ayrshire Council Borderline Theatre Company Hirtle Ayr's Traditional Barbour www.prancingjack.com