Morag Boot­land takes a look at Scot­land through the lenses of some of Bri­tain’s most tal­ented land­scape pho­tog­ra­phers

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Fab­u­lous im­ages of Scot­land from the Land­scape Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year Com­pe­ti­tion

With a first prize of £10,000, the Take a View Land­scape Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year com­pe­ti­tion is a hot­bed of pho­to­graphic tal­ent. The judges are now por­ing over the 2018 en­tries and we’ve de­cided to take a look back at the best im­ages of Scot­land that emerged from the 2017 com­pe­ti­tion.

Land­scape Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year cel­e­brates the best of the British land­scape, in­spir­ing vis­i­tors to come ex­pe­ri­ence the joys of the coun­try for them­selves. Bri­tain’s her­itage is cel­e­brated by peo­ple around the world and en­tries are wel­come from ev­ery­one, whether res­i­dent in Bri­tain or just vis­it­ing. Not sur­pris­ingly, a high pro­por­tion of en­trants took pic­tures in Scot­land. Our coun­try­side is as al­ways a glo­ri­ous muse, but many of the en­tries that caught the judges at­ten­tion have suc­cess­fully cap­tured the di­verse beauty in our ur­ban en­vi­ron­ments too.

With awards pre­sented to adult and young Land­scape Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year, the win­ners also ap­pear as part of an ex­hi­bi­tion in cen­tral Lon­don and in a full colour book which is avail­able to pur­chase at

Left: Mi­rage of Ailsa Craig by Peter Ribbeck Firth of Clyde, Ayr­shire, Scot­land ‘The sun­set was a real treat. The wa­ter was so calm and it was a plea­sure to pho­to­graph the warm glow from the fad­ing light. Ailsa Craig is a vol­canic plug which sits in the Firth of Clyde on the west coast of Scot­land. It is sit­u­ated 31.5 miles away from my van­tage point of Seamill beach, near West Kil­bride.’

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