Community Land in Pictures – Photography Competition Winners Announced

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Winners of the Community Land Scotland photography competition have been announced. The competition was held from June to November of this year gathering images capturing the land and the people of Community Land Scotland membership areas - spanning much of the west of Scotland, as well as north to Durness, east to Findhorn and South to Machrihanish.

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 has given people the chance to express this through the images that they have captured 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.”

Over 200 photographs were entered into the competition creating stiff competition. Congratulations are due to Trevor Hunter – overall winner of the ‘adult’ category with his shot entitled ‘Sand Patterns’ (pictured) it taken from Laig Bay on the Isle of Eigg and to Bailey Forbes – overall winner of the ‘under 16s’ category with his shot entitled ‘Dragonfly in Knoydart’. Both win a guided photography tour with Scottish nature photographer, Mark Hamblin. Other entries included: Chris Murray (Lewis) with “Moonlit stones” at Callanish (Carloway Estate); Adult ‘Land’ runner up: Gordon MacDonald (Deiraclete, Harris) with “Slow moving hail showers” in West Harris looking to North Harris; Under 16s ‘Land’ winner: Josh Nelson (Stornoway, Lewis) with “Black Sandy from Sheshader Bay” in Point (Stornoway Estate); ; Under 16s ‘People’ winner: Joan Macleod (Meavaig, Harris) with “Shepherd in the hills” in the Bays of Harris; Under 16s ‘Other’ winner: Lois Morrison (Breasclete, Lewis) with “Peatstack and Tractor” in Breasclete (Carloway Estate); Under 16s ‘Other’ runner up: Joan Macleod (Meavaig, Harris) with “Fly & Flower”, Bays of Harris

All the winning photos

can be viewed on the Community Land Scotland Facebook page and Flikr account.

Community Land Scotland would like to thank all who entered the competition and thanks go also to Cailean Maclean, Skye-based photographer who judged the competition.

The competition was supported by Carnegie UK Trust.