Sponsor Details 2016


We gratefully acknowledge the support of our generous sponsors for the 2016 competition.





BPD Photech have been providing high quality photographic printing services and professional canvas printing since 1989.

www.photech.co.uk





Imagine the view, smell the sea air, feel the freedom of staying in a lighthouse cottage. Now think comfort and luxury and you’re on your way to a Buchan Ness Lighthouse Holiday. With the breathtaking scenery of one of Scotland's best kept secrets, the Buchan Coast, the lighthouse is less than an hour's drive from Aberdeen. With miles of empty beaches, some of the best Golf Courses and Surfing in Britain, and within easy reach of Castles and Whisky, our holidays offer something for everyone. Gift vouchers are available.

www.buchannesslighthouseholidays.co.uk






EcoVentures offer Wildlife Watch boat trips aboard our custom built wildlife watching RIB ‘Saorsa’. The trip highlights the best of what the Moray Firth has to offer and, if very lucky, an encounter with the resident colony of Bottlenose Dolphins. Trips operate daily from Easter through until the end of October, weather permitting.

All trips depart from Cromarty, a beautiful historic town which lies at the Easternmost tip of the Black Isle, right at the heart of the Moray Firth. At over 700 years old it is considered to be one of the best preserved historic towns in the Highlands. Full details about the trip and how to book can be found at:

www.ecoventures.co.uk





The aim at Giclée UK is simple: to provide the best Fine Art prints at the most favourable prices. Recent clients have included the National Galleries of Scotland, the Demarco European Art Foundation and individual artists too numerous to mention.

www.gicleeuk.com





Highland Campervans is an established family business based in Inverness. As you would expect from the Highlands Motorhome and Campervan specialists, we offer a full-time servicing workshop, along with a luxury hire fleet and a sales showroom with camping shop.

Our friendly staff are here to help our customers make the most of their time in the Highlands, either in one of our own hire vehicles which are fully equipped and self-sufficient ready to escape into the Scottish wilderness, or it may be workshop support for emergency repairs or annual servicing of customers own vans. Our workshop can cater for all leisure vehicles including chassis servicing for caravans and with a comprehensive stocklist and brochure selection, we can also supply and fit accessories for motorhomes and caravans. For those thinking of buying their own, we also build and sell a range of top-quality Wellhouse campervans which come with a 3-year warranty on a Toyota or Hyundai chassis.

With lots of personal experience amongst our staff we can help ensure that whatever leisure outfit you choose, it’s ready and equipped for your travels. If you need advice on anything campervan or motorhome related, advice on camping wild in your vehicle or simply would like some ideas on where to explore, then please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01667 493976 or have a look through our website www.HighlandCampervans.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

www.highlandcampervans.com





The warming influence of the Gulf Stream allows Logan Botanic Garden to create an exotic paradise at the south-western tip of Scotland where treasures from South and Central America, Southern Africa and Australasia rarely seen in the United Kingdom flourish in both the wall and woodland gardens.

The 12 acres of exotic plantings provide interest throughout the season. There are regular events and exhibitions for all the family. The Garden is open daily 15 March to 31 October & Sundays in February for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.

www.rbge.org.uk/the-gardens/logan





Morton of Pitmilly countryside resort is set in a stunning location just outside St Andrews, the home of golf, and a stone's throw from Kingsbarns Golf Links. It boasts fantastic sea views and is nestled close to the East Neuk of Fife's picturesque fishing villages. It is more than just award-winning four and five star accommodation - offering extensive leisure facilities and activities.

Guests love the tranquil setting which combines space and privacy with first class accommodation, many returning for long or short stays throughout the year. Value for money, commitment to quality and exemplary customer service have led to our ongoing success over the years and a belief that we offer the most magical holiday experience in the area.

Whether you are arranging a reunion, business workshop, golf trip, quiet weekend away, family gathering or an exclusive use venue for a wedding party, Morton of Pitmilly countryside resort is the perfect location to stay, play and relax.

Discover the magic of Morton of Pitmilly for yourself.

www.pitmilly.co.uk






We deliver digitisation, photography and design services for the heritage, business and creative sectors. Partners Niall Irvine and Jacqueline Irvine have considerable expertise in the fields of digitisation, photography, design, image management and project management. We have seen many changes in these fields and in technologies. This depth of knowledge lets us find creative ways to help our clients who range from individuals to public sector organisations.

Our focus is on quality of service and a personal, facilitative approach to your project.

We are also the organisers of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards.

www.perspectivesnet.com





Here at Rothiemurchus we offer a whole host of exciting activities. Some that can be enjoyed with your two feet firmly planted on the floor, such as archery and wildlife photography. However for those that enjoy something slightly more exhilarating a few feet above the land, you’ll relish our pony trekking, safaris by Land Rover or quad bike trekking to name but a few.

www.rothiemurchus.net






Steven and Monique Joy welcome you to the Rowan Tree Country Hotel. Our small hotel offers a friendly, cosy, home from home for a short break or for a longer holiday.

On our doorstep lie all the attractions for which the Cairngorm Highlands of Scotland and especially, the Aviemore area are rightly famous. Our easy to reach, central location means that you don't spend hours at the wheel, allowing you to pack more in to your day. You can spend your day in and around the hotel, savouring the surroundings, strolling nearby, reading or simply relaxing.

Whether you are a single person or lady traveller travelling on business, a couple looking to enjoy a short break, sightseeing break or activity break in the highlands of Scotland, or a family visiting Scotland or Cairngorms National Park or the first time, book direct with us on our website to get our best rate guarantee and a host of flexible benefits you won’t enjoy with the big on line travel companies.

We are open year round, whenever you choose to come, you’re assured of a warm welcome.

www.rowantreehotel.com




Passionate about Scotland’s wild places? Then you’ll love Scotland Outdoors, the award-winning magazine for outdoor adventurers of all ages. Published bimonthly (6 issues a year) the magazine offers a celebration of Scotland’s world-class natural diversity with in-depth features on adventure travel, photography, wildlife, ecology and outdoor activities – from walking to climbing, mountain biking, paddling and more.

Packed full of inspiring photography, stories ranges from issue-based pieces on topical subjects to exciting ‘can do’ articles and area-specific material. Our aim is to get under the skin of Scotland’s remarkable landscape, providing a broad range of articles that appeal to a readership that is active, environmentally-aware and passionate about exploring Scotland’s natural world.

www.scotoutdoors.com






Treshnish & Haunn Cottages are a selection of 8 pet friendly cottages, situated in the beautiful National Scenic Area of north west Mull, close to Calgary beach. A perfect place to choose for those who enjoy wildlife, bird watching, walking and exploring. Sea Eagles, Golden Eagles and Hen Harriers are seen at times throughout the year.

Families and dog owners are welcome. There are lots of walks that can be taken from the farm and nearby beaches to explore, including the beautiful white sands of Calgary Beach. There are nearly 4 miles of dramatic coastline to explore – offering wonderful sea views towards the Treshnish islands, Ulva, Gometra, Iona, Coll, Tiree, Rum, Eigg, Muck and Skye. From Cruachan Treshnish, our highest ‘hill’, you can see as far as the Uists on a clear day and up towards Knoydart and Torridon.

We are proud holders of the Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award – a fully audited scheme which monitors our green management.

www.treshnish.co.uk