Andrew said: "I was extremely shocked to discover I had won the Junior
category of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards, and even more so since
it was the second year in a row! It is quite an honour. I was 15 years old
when I took this photo but had been taking landscape images for a couple
of years, in fact since I was first shortlisted in the competition in 2015.
"This years photo was taken on a family holiday to North Uist
in the summer of 2017. We drove south to Eriskay on a stormy day and I saw
this little football pitch down below the road. We stopped so I could get
a photo and then I just had to go and play football on it as well. Very
recently I found out it was featured by FIFA as one of the eight most unique
places to play football in the world!"
Pullar said: "We
loved the light and shade and the sheer moodiness of Andrew Bullochs
image of the fabulous football pitch and its surrounds on the Isle of Eriskay,
and feel he has captured the fickle nature of outdoor ball games on a remote
windswept Hebridean island. It is an image that also highlights that a dark
and threatening sky can be just as captivating and eye catching as one of
brilliant blue. Andrews picture is a worthy winner of this category."
2nd place: Ayla Murray (age 16) - Prince on his Red Throne