Sponsor Details 2018

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our generous sponsors for the 2018 competition.

BPD Photech have been providing high quality photographic printing services and professional canvas printing since 1989.


Imagine the view, smell the sea air, feel the freedom of staying in a lighthouse cottage. Now think comfort and luxury and you’re on your way to a Buchan Ness Lighthouse Holiday. With the breathtaking scenery of one of Scotland's best kept secrets, the Buchan Coast, the lighthouse is less than an hour's drive from Aberdeen. With miles of empty beaches, some of the best Golf Courses and Surfing in Britain, and within easy reach of Castles and Whisky, our holidays offer something for everyone. Gift vouchers are available.


EcoVentures offer Wildlife Watch boat trips aboard our custom built wildlife watching RIB ‘Saorsa’. The trip highlights the best of what the Moray Firth has to offer and, if very lucky, an encounter with the resident colony of Bottlenose Dolphins. Trips operate daily from Easter through until the end of October, weather permitting.

All trips depart from Cromarty, a beautiful historic town which lies at the Easternmost tip of the Black Isle, right at the heart of the Moray Firth. At over 700 years old it is considered to be one of the best preserved historic towns in the Highlands. Full details about the trip and how to book can be found at:


The aim at Giclée UK is simple: to provide the best Fine Art prints at the most favourable prices. Recent clients have included the National Galleries of Scotland, the Demarco European Art Foundation and individual artists too numerous to mention.


Highland Campervans is an established family business based in Inverness. As you would expect from the Highlands Motorhome and Campervan specialists, we offer a full-time servicing workshop, along with a luxury hire fleet and a sales showroom with camping shop.

Our friendly staff are here to help our customers make the most of their time in the Highlands, either in one of our own hire vehicles which are fully equipped and self-sufficient ready to escape into the Scottish wilderness, or it may be workshop support for emergency repairs or annual servicing of customers own vans. Our workshop can cater for all leisure vehicles including chassis servicing for caravans and with a comprehensive stocklist and brochure selection, we can also supply and fit accessories for motorhomes and caravans. For those thinking of buying their own, we also build and sell a range of top-quality Wellhouse campervans which come with a 3-year warranty on a Toyota or Hyundai chassis.

With lots of personal experience amongst our staff we can help ensure that whatever leisure outfit you choose, it’s ready and equipped for your travels. If you need advice on anything campervan or motorhome related, advice on camping wild in your vehicle or simply would like some ideas on where to explore, then please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01667 493976 or have a look through our website www.HighlandCampervans.com. We look forward to hearing from you.


The warming influence of the Gulf Stream allows Logan Botanic Garden to create an exotic paradise at the south-western tip of Scotland where treasures from South and Central America, Southern Africa and Australasia rarely seen in the United Kingdom flourish in both the wall and woodland gardens.

The 12 acres of exotic plantings provide interest throughout the season. There are regular events and exhibitions for all the family. The Garden is open daily 1 March to 15 November from 10:00 to 17:00, except in November when the Garden closes at 16:00. Open Sundays in Feb 10:00 to 16:00.


We deliver digitisation, photography and design services for the heritage, business and creative sectors. Partners Niall Irvine and Jacqueline Irvine have considerable expertise in the fields of digitisation, photography, design, image management and project management. We have seen many changes in these fields and in technologies. This depth of knowledge lets us find creative ways to help our clients who range from individuals to public sector organisations.

Our focus is on quality of service and a personal, facilitative approach to your project.

We are also the organisers of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards.


Workshops – Stock - Images - Stories – Commercial Photography
A full-time wildlife photographer, Ron lives in the Scottish Borders. He travels out to Sweden, Finland, Norway, Poland, Spain, North America, South Africa and Canada in pursuit of his photographic images. He concentrates a lot of his photography these days around the Borders Region of Scotland but travels up to the Highlands and Islands around Scotland running workshops in these areas. His work can be seen locally and internationally in books, magazines, and newspapers. He is passionate about Scotland and its amazing wildlife and promotes it in his lectures and illustrated talks all over the UK.
He runs an exciting five-day workshop in February to Northern Sweden up in the Arctic Circle for golden eagles. Also, otter workshops in December and January on the beautiful Isle of Mull and an exhilarating three day osprey workshop in July are just a few of the workshops on offer. A full range of workshops can be found on his website.


Rothiemurchus is a special and beautiful place in the Highlands of Scotland, at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

Loved and cared for almost 500 years by generations of the Grant family, it has an exceptional charm which stays in the memories of visitors.

Relax and experience stunning scenery, exceptional wildlife and a long and rich history with a choice of outdoor activities for everyone; from inspirational easy walks, fishing, Ranger led tours, wildlife photography and watching, pony and quad bike treks, clay shooting, tree top adventures, biking, archery, segways to fun and challenging water activities.

Enjoy superb Rothiemurchus farm and local produce from the Farm Shop and in The Druie café restaurant, browse our specially chosen gifts, quirky cards and local craft gallery and stay at our Camp & Caravan Park, luxury self-catering cottage or at the wide choice of excellent local accommodation. Everyone is welcome from near and far!


Steven and Monique Joy welcome you to the Rowan Tree Country Hotel. Our small hotel offers a friendly, cosy, home from home for a short break or for a longer holiday.

On our doorstep lie all the attractions for which the Cairngorm Highlands of Scotland and especially, the Aviemore area are rightly famous. Our easy to reach, central location means that you don't spend hours at the wheel, allowing you to pack more in to your day. You can spend your day in and around the hotel, savouring the surroundings, strolling nearby, reading or simply relaxing.

Whether you are a single person or lady traveller travelling on business, a couple looking to enjoy a short break, sightseeing break or activity break in the highlands of Scotland, or a family visiting Scotland or Cairngorms National Park or the first time, book direct with us on our website to get our best rate guarantee and a host of flexible benefits you won’t enjoy with the big on line travel companies.

We are open year round, whenever you choose to come, you’re assured of a warm welcome.


Treshnish & Haunn Cottages are a selection of 8 pet friendly cottages, situated in the beautiful National Scenic Area of north west Mull, close to Calgary beach. A perfect place to choose for those who enjoy wildlife, bird watching, walking and exploring. Sea Eagles, Golden Eagles and Hen Harriers are seen at times throughout the year.

Families and dog owners are welcome. There are lots of walks that can be taken from the farm and nearby beaches to explore, including the beautiful white sands of Calgary Beach. There are nearly 4 miles of dramatic coastline to explore – offering wonderful sea views towards the Treshnish islands, Ulva, Gometra, Iona, Coll, Tiree, Rum, Eigg, Muck and Skye. From Cruachan Treshnish, our highest ‘hill’, you can see as far as the Uists on a clear day and up towards Knoydart and Torridon.

We are proud holders of the Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award – a fully audited scheme which monitors our green management.