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Scottish Nature Video Award 2019

The Scottish Nature Video Award 2019 invited entries of video taken in Scotland by professional or amateur filmmakers from around the world. The video had to be on a nature, wildlife or landscape theme and filmed in Scotland.

1st Place: Sophie Bestwick – A Squirrel's Life

A Squirrel's Life © Sophie Bestwick

Judge Niall Irvine said: "Sophie's film shows fantastic close-up details of the red squirrel, and invites you into its busy world. A worthy winner."

Sophie said: ""I'm so happy to have won the Scottish Nature Video Award! It was such a lovely phone call to receive, especially in such strange and unpredictable times.

"The Cairngorms is my favourite place to visit in the UK and I'm so glad that my video showing its iconic red squirrels has been so well received! It was a pleasure to make as part of my degree in Marine and Natural History Photography and I hope it shows people how rewilding can be used to improve and support this beautiful part of the world!"

2nd place - Paul CarpenterThe Private World of a Badger Sett. Click here to view video

3rd place -
Andy S HayesGlen Tanar Golden Eagles. Click here to view video


Paul Carpenter - Red Squirrel - Life on the Forest Floor
David Russell - Waterfall

Environmental category
Natural Abstract category
Scottish Botanical category
Scottish Landscape - The Land category
Scottish Landscape - Sea & Coast category
Scottish Landscape - Urban Greenspace category
Scottish Wildlife Behaviour category
Scottish Wildlife Portrait category
Junior category
Student category
Scottish Nature Video Award 2019