The Real Scotland: Judges’ Winners

Highly Commended Winners

We want to thank each and every entrant of The Real Scotland Photography Competition – the images that were submitted form a truly beautiful gallery of ‘the real Scotland’.  Our overall winner, as voted by the public, was Aldo Costa from Italy, with his stunning shot of Tolsta Bay on the Isle of Lewis.  But we also asked four photographers to each select a few of their favourite images to form a short list of highly commended winners – a difficult task indeed with so many stunning photographs from which to choose!

Our judges – Brandon Elijah Scott, Jamie GlendayLewis Mackenzie and Scott Marshall – selected the photographs featured below.  Congratulations to all our winners!  Special mention goes to Evan MichaelMichael Harris and Rob Wood for having two of their photographs chosen.

The highly commended winners all receive these fantastic prizes:

  • A gorgeous lambswool tartan scarf courtesy of Scotland Shop to keep cosy while they are off exploring ‘the real Scotland’ (with the addition of a pair of cashmere gloves for double winners Evan, Harris and Rob).
Credit Scotland Shop www.scotlandshop.com

Credit Scotland Shop www.scotlandshop.com

  • square foot plot of Scottish land courtesy of Highland Titles – so they can become a Laird or Lady of their own piece of Scotland!  
Credit Highland Titles, www.highlandtitles.com

Credit Highland Titles, www.highlandtitles.com

Judges’ Winners

Evan Michael

St Cyrus beach North East Scotland

St Cyrus beach North East Scotland

 

Rattrayhead Lighthouse Aberdeenshire

Rattrayhead Lighthouse Aberdeenshire

 

Rob Wood

Looking across Loch Leven to the 'Pap of Glencoe', Scottish Highlands.

Looking across Loch Leven to the ‘Pap of Glencoe’, Scottish Highlands.

 

Loch Garry in the Scottish Highlands. The sun breaking briefly through the clouds to light up the foliage

Loch Garry in the Scottish Highlands. The sun breaking briefly through the clouds to light up the foliage

 

Michael Harris

Lone Tree, Elie, Fife

Lone Tree, Elie, Fife

 

Approaching train, Loch Awe

Approaching train, Loch Awe

 

John McVey

Loch Leven Ballachulish bridge

Loch Leven Ballachulish bridge

 

Will Copestake

Real Scotland is the Bothy Culture. Kervaig Bothy; a warm fire inside, a bottle of whiskey fuels the banter. It doesn't matter where you hail from or who you are, just make your self at home for in the bothy you're always welcome.

Real Scotland is the Bothy Culture. Kervaig Bothy; a warm fire inside, a bottle of whiskey fuels the banter. It doesn’t matter where you hail from or who you are, just make your self at home for in the bothy you’re always welcome.

 

Nick Gallacher

Loch Tay, Trossachs

Loch Tay, Trossachs

 

Rich Renton

PUFFIN THROUGH THROUGH THE BLUEBELLS, taken in June on the Isle of Lunga when the bluebells are in full bloom, and the puffins are on the island. We took a boat from Mull and spent the day there; weather fantastic, one place you must visit at this time of year.

PUFFIN THROUGH THROUGH THE BLUEBELLS, taken in June on the Isle of Lunga when the bluebells are in full bloom, and the puffins are on the island. We took a boat from Mull and spent the day there; weather fantastic, one place you must visit at this time of year.

 

Our thanks go to Westbourne Cottage, Scotland Shop and Highland Titles for providing fantastic prizes for our competition winners and to Brandon Elijah Scott, Jamie Glenday, Lewis Mackenzie and Scott Marshall for being our judges.

Comments

  • Rob Wood
    25th February 2014 5:21 pm

    My thanks go to Emma,the four judges and Embrace Scotland.My images were taken on a swift five day tour of the Highlands. I plan a much longer tour next time for a more comprehensive coverage with my cameras.If only I lived there,as I like to have extreme weather patterns for my landscapes.Thank you once again to all at Embrace Scotland.

  • Michael Harris
    5th March 2014 10:25 am

    My thanks also go to Emma, the judges and Embrace Scotland. I am delighted with my prizes. Thank you so much.

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