Winning photographers gather in Pitlochry

Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Wild Places Prize winners celebrate in the Trust’s Alan Reece Gallery

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Five of the winning photographers in our latest John Muir Trust Wild Places Prize – part of the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition – gathered in Pitlochry, on Saturday 11 November, to attend a celebratory reception.

The winners travelled from locations including Durham and Skye to see their images hanging in the Alan Reece Gallery, at the Trust’s Wild Space visitor centre, and to receive a personalised certificate recognising their achievement from the Trust Chair Peter Pearson.

One of the Wild Places Prize winners in attendance was Nick Hanson, a photographer based on the Isle of Skye, who also won the overall title of Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year. He said: “It was great to meet all the winners and find out more about the work of the Trust. It was very rewarding for me to know more as someone who lives and works in Skye close to some of the special places cared for by the charity”.

Peter Pearson, the Trust’s chair said: “Well done to the winners, it was a pleasure to meet some of them and find out more about their image making and love of the outdoors. They can be particularly proud of being selected, as their images were chosen by more than 50 staff and trustees of the John Muir Trust; people with a keen sense of what makes wild places special and why pictures are so vital in sharing the need to protect these precious landscapes.”

The ten winning images are on display in the Pitlochry gallery until 22 November 2017. 

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John Muir Trust Wild Places prize winners are welcomed to the Alan Reece Gallery by John Muir Trust Chair Peter Pearson. From left to right: Chris Stuart, Jonathan Cruickshank, Peter Pearson, Nick Hanson, John Richardson and Craig McDearmid. 

The next Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition closes at midnight on Tuesday 14 November 2017. To find out more visit the SLPOTY website.