Professional activities

In addition to my freelance work.  I undertake a variety of commercial work for tourist related businesses, supplying images of property, landscape and activity based subjects.

Clients to date have included;  Historic Scotland, National Trust for Scotland, Visit Scotland, Caledonian MacBrayne, Gillespie Leisure (holiday parks), The Camp, Birlinn Publishing, Big PR Agency, South West Scotland Biosphere, Scottish Natural Heritage, House of Bruar, Glengorm Castle, Aston Hotel, Knockinam Lodge Hotel, McMillan Hotels, and others.

Publications I have contributed directly to include Scottish Field, Dumfries & Galloway Life and The Scotsman. Other commercial activities include gallery based exhibitions per year and the supply of stock images to online photo libraries including my own

  The Gorbals - GlasgowUrban Greenspace category winner Scottish Nature Photography awards 2013




In addition to numerous earlier awards,

2006 Winner of Excellence in Photograpy - Outdoor Writers & Photgraphers Guild

2013 I double runner up in the Scottish Nature Photography Awards, environmental section.

In March 2014 I was winner of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards - urban Greenspace category.

In March 2016 I was runner-up in the Scottish Nature Photography Awards Urban Greenspace Category

In February 2016 I won the Calmac "Spirit of the Sea" award, A category of the Scottish Landscape Photograper Of The Year - SLPOTY. 

2017 I was shortlisted for 5 images in the Scottish Nature Photography Awards.

2018 I had 5 images shortlisted in Scottish Nature Photography awards

2019 I had 4 images shortlisted in Scottish Nature Photography awards

2020 IGPOTY breathing spaces category - image commended

2020 3rd place in IGPOTY Black and White category, plus 3 other images shortlisted

2021 Winner in the Scottish Nature Photography Awards Natural Abstract Greenspace Category


I am familiar with the current digital technologies and shoot Nikon with a range of lenses. Output processing in Photoshop for a wide variety of end uses, these include video and time lapse. My understanding of light and my ability to read landscapes and anticipate photographic opportunities has been practiced over many years. though always still learning from new challenges.

Practical abilities

The majority of my professional work has involved extensive travel throughout Scotland in both mainland and island locations across all terrains and seasons. I like working with people, (and animals) and enjoy working with the spontaneous.  I provide a commercially honed eye for the familiar, the attractive and the more quirky aspects of the Scottish visitor experience.