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Favourite Scottish Nature Photography Book Vote 2010

In Association With Beyond Words, Britain's foremost independent specialist retailer of photographic books we asked you which Scottish nature photography book (wildlife and landscape) you find inspiring and just can't put down!

The Scottish Nature Photography Awards, in association with Beyond Words, selected 10 currently available wildlife and landscape books on Scotland to choose from.

The winner of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards Favourite Scottish Nature Photography Book 2010 was.....

Scotland’s Mountains - A Landscape Photographer’s View
by Joe Cornish
Published by Aurum

Joe received a bottle of 12 year old The Glenlivet.
"I am amazed, gratified and delighted to find Scotland's Mountains came out on top from such a wonderful collection of books in the Scottish Nature Photography Book of the Year Award. Contrary to the view that every prominent photographer is a multi award winner, I have received no plaudit of this kind before, and it really means a lot to me, especially as it is the result of a popular vote, rather than a judging panel. That Scotland's Coast came second was almost overwhelming. I am grateful to everyone who voted, whether for me or not, because the participation of all in a competition of this kind adds weight to the cause of books, and is a reminder in this electronic media-driven world that the pleasures and consolations of the book remain unmatched. For artists who wish to make a statement that will be subjected to the test of time, books remain the principle format, and it is wonderful to think that books remain cherished and handed down generation to generation. In an over-hasty world books reflect the longer rhythms of nature and the deeper traditions of our civilisation.

"I am grateful to the organisers, and also to Beyond Words and to the Glenlivet for supporting it. I am especially pleased to have a bottle of the Glenlivet, as my taste for single malts has inevitably been matured by spending so long in the Highlands in recent years!" - Joe Cornish

2. Scotland's Coast
by Joe Cornish
Published by Aurum Press Ltd

3. Orkney: A Celebration of Light and Landscape
by Iain Sarjeant
Published by Orkney Press

Everyone who participated in the online vote was entered into our free prize draw to win a bottle of The Glenlivet 12 year old single malt whisky (kindly donated by The Glenlivet) and a £25 gift voucher for Beyond Words (kindly donated by Beyond Words). And the lucky winner was....Kevin Mills

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