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The Sponsors 2019


We gratefully acknowledge the support of our generous sponsors for the 2019 competition.




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

The team at Photech produce the Scottish Nature Photography Awards exhibition prints.

www.photech.co.uk





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.

www.buchannesslighthouseholidays.co.uk





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:

www.ecoventures.co.uk





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.

www.gicleeuk.com





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.

www.highlandcampervans.com



HillTrek

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.

www.hilltrek.co.uk





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.

www.rbge.org.uk/visit/logan-botanic-garden/





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.

www.perspectivesnet.com




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.

www.wildlife-photography.uk.com



rowantree hotel

A family run hotel with delightful locally sourced food run by the Cassidy family and their small friendly team. The Cassidy family moved to Aviemore to enjoy the local scenery, nature and great outdoors and are on hand to give local tips and impart their favourite walks, historical sites and local information. The Cassidys are keen outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy skiing, mountain biking, hiking, nature and all the amazing natural local offerings that the Cairngorms National Park has to offer.

We are in a delightful rural location overlooking Loch Alvie, which is only a short walk away. The hotel is a great base for exploring the surrounding area and the popular destination of Aviemore is a 3 mile drive north, in the heart of the scenically stunning Cairngorms National Park.

www.rowantreehotel.com






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.

www.treshnish.co.uk






The Water of Leith Conservation Trust works to conserve and enhance the river, its heritage and wildlife: The Trust promotes education and recreation through the, open daily, Visitor Centre, and works with volunteers and community groups to deliver around 140 river clean-ups and habitat improvement tasks annually. Operating since 1988, it was the first river charity to be established in Scotland. Support our work by becoming a member, sending a donation or joining the hundred strong team of volunteers who are involved in projects on the river and in running the Visitor Centre.

www.waterofleith.org.uk