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
Imagine the view, smell the sea air, feel the freedom of staying in a lighthouse
cottage. Now think comfort and luxury and youre 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, its 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 dont hesitate to contact us on 01667
493976 or have a look through our website www.HighlandCampervans.com. We
look forward to hearing from you.
Hilltrek Outdoor Clothing is
a small team who design and make outdoor clothes for use in the mountains,
the glens, the woodlands and on the riverbanks. The Cairngorms National
Park is our testing ground....and our playground too. We share a passion
for the outdoors, whatever our particular sport. We work closely with outdoor
professionals - to hear their stories, share their experiences of using
outdoor clothing in all weathers. We believe in listening and creating;
adapting our designs and developing new garments to meet the challenges
our customers face of living, working and playing in outdoor environments
all year round.
Our story started over 35 years ago when our unique garments quickly spread
to the outdoor community in the North East of Scotland. Today with our expertise
in Ventile Cotton Clothing and customisable products, we export to over
30 countries around the world. Our products are designed and manufactured
in our workshop in Aboyne in Deeside on the edge of the Cairngorms National
Park and are used from the polar regions to high mountains.
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
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
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 wont enjoy
with the big on line travel companies.
We are open year round, whenever you choose to come, youre 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
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
We are proud holders of the Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award
a fully audited scheme which monitors our green management.