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Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year winners

The winners have been announced in the first-ever Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.

Craig Aitchison from Kirkintilloch won the overal title with his incredible shots of Buachaille Etive Mor snow scene, Loch Etive and a rainbow over Loch Tulla.

Craig said: “I am surprised and delighted to hear that I have been awarded the prestigious title of Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year. From the beginning my number one photographic inspiration has always been Scotland’s unique landscape.

“To a photographer it has the perfect ingredients that can, at times, produce real moments of magic and it is these singular moments that I strive to capture on film to the very best of my ability. Winning this award is a dream come true.”

Loch Etive - Craig Aitchison

Loch Etive – Craig Aitchison

Castle Stalker - Craig Aitchison

Castle Stalker – Craig Aitchison

Buachaille Etive Mor - Craig Aitchison

Buachaille Etive Mor – Craig Aitchison

Craig Aitchison

Craig Aitchison

Runner-up was Chris Swan.

Christopher Swan

Christopher Swan

In the individual categories, Brian Kerr, from Carlisle, won the Best Landscape award for his stunning shot of Threave Castle in Dumfries & Galloway, while Willem Vlotman from Aberdeen won the Best Seascape category for his dramatic image of the lighthouse at Aberdeen Harbour.


Threave Castle - Brian Kerr

Landscape Winner: Threave Castle – Brian Kerr

Splash - Willem Vlotman

Seascape winner: Splash – Willem Vlotman

Commended - Tim Hodges

Commended – Tim Hodges

Highly Commended - Roger Merrifield

Highly Commended – Roger Merrifield

Commended - Mikuni Uehara

Commended – Mikuni Uehara

Highly Commended: Mark McColl

Highly Commended: Mark McColl

Highly Commended - Mark McColl

Highly Commended – Mark McColl

Commended - John Hughes

Commended – John Hughes

Youth Winner: A ray of Hope - Fiona Pulfrey

Youth Winner: A ray of Hope – Fiona Pulfrey

Commended: The North Harris Hills, Dudley Williams

Commended: The North Harris Hills, Dudley Williams

Urban Winner: Steam Motion - Donald Cameron

Urban Winner: Donald Cameron

With a prize fund of £10,000 and supported by Academy Class and Formatt-Hitech, the competition was timed to coincide with the spectacular colours of the Scottish autumn. The competition opened for entries on Tuesday 15th October and closed on Tuesday 18th November 2014.

Competition website: www.slpoty.co.uk




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