Community Land - get snapping!

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Community Land Scotland, representative organisation for existing and aspiring community landowners throughout Scotland, have recently launched a photography competition gathering images which capture the land and the people of their membership areas - spanning much of the Outer Hebrides – as well as the Inner Hebrides and Scottish mainland.

David Cameron, Chair of Community Land Scotland said: “Communities who choose to take ownership of their land not only build community resilience and enterprise, but also strengthen the connection with the land; our photography competition gives people the chance to express this through the images that they capture of the land which is owned, or looking to be owned, by Scotland’s communities and the people who live and work on land which they can call their own.”

The competition is open to all (including a children’s category for under 16s) and photographs must be taken of, or within, one of the 39 member areas of Community Land Scotland (the full list is available on their website; those within the Outer Hebrides are listed below).

There are a range of top prizes to be won, including a day’s personal guided photography tour with nature photographer Mark Hamblin, and winning entries may feature in a Community Land Scotland 2015 calendar.

To give entrants a chance to capture the changing seasons and a range of community goings-on, the competition is open until November 30th.

Entries should be submitted to Full details of the competition can be found on Community Land Scotland’s website:

Community Land Scotland member areas in the Outer Hebrides; Galson, Barvas, Bhaltos, Mangersta, Carloway, Stornoway, Pairc, North Harris, Scalpay, West Harris, Bays of Harris (inc. Isle of Berneray), South Uist, Barra and Vatersay