Trust welcomes prize winning photographers

Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year prize winners travel from across the UK to the Alan Reece Gallery in Pitlochry

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The Trust welcomed the prize winners of its Wild Places Prize category of the 2015 Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year at a reception at its Wild Space visitor centre in Pitlochry on Saturday 29 October.

Seven of the ten winners travelled from locations the length and breadth of the UK, from Aberdeenshire to London, to see their images hanging in the Alan Reece Gallery. The afternoon reception included staff presentations and the showing of a film highlighting the work of the Trust. The winners were presented with a personalised certificate in recognition of their success.

Douglas Griffin whose winning image was of Liathach & Loch Clair in Glen Torridon (pictured below) said, “I’ve enjoyed seeing my image hanging in the gallery but it was also really great to find out more about the vital work done by the organisation. It’s been a lovely afternoon.”

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Kevin Lelland, the Trust’s head of communications and membership said: “Meeting, talking with and congratulating the photographers behind the images has been really rewarding. They’re clearly a group of people who care about the landscapes they photograph. The evocative scenes they’ve captured will bring back wonderful memories for those who know these places well. We also hope they'll encourage people to visit wild places and learn more about why it's important we conserve them.”

Welcoming the Prize winners

^ Trust staff welcome the Wild Places Prize winners to the Alan Reece Gallery

The John Muir Trust is delighted that it will continue to support the 2016 Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year (SLPOTY) competition with the Wild Places Prize. The competition will close at midnight on Monday 14 November 2016. To find out more visit the SLPOTY website.

The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Wild Places Prize winning images are on display in the Alan Reece Gallery in the John Muir Trust’s Wild Space visitor centre in Pitlochry until Friday 4 November 2016.

Main image: Simon Swales photograph from the summit of Goat Fell was a winner in the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Wild Places Prize supported by the John Muir Trust