Enter our Historic Scotland photo competition

Alan Nimmo took this picture of Linlithgow Palace
Alan Nimmo took this picture of Linlithgow Palace
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From majestic castles and palaces to magnificent cathedrals and abbeys, photograph some of Scotland’s great historic places and you could win a fantastic prize.

With the chance to exhibit your work up for grabs, your photo could go down in history.

You could win £500 worth of photography vouchers, a one year Historic Scotland Membership pass and a unique experience on location with a Scotsman photographer.

We call on all enthusiastic photographers to share their best images of Historic Scotland’s properties and locations. Upload an image to this website and you will be entered into our fantastic competition.

To find out more, visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/photocomp

In October photos will be submitted to a judging panel and the winning photos will be chosen.


Andrew O’Brien

The Scotsman picture editor Andrew O’Brien has 25 years experience in the newspaper industry, he first joined The Scotsman in 2000 and has been picture editor there since 2005. Prior to that he was a photographer working for newspapers, magazines and agencies in both the United Kingdom and the United States.

Max Milligan

Max Milligan is a fine art photographer who eschews the use of flash, filters and manipulation, preferring to rely on the capture of natural or available light and the relationship between the eye and the moment. A Scot himself, his work hangs in corporate and private collections worldwide, including 27 pieces in the prestigious Deutsche Bank collection in London.

Pete Irvine

Pete Irvine is the Managing Director of Unique Events, Scotland’s leading major event company. He is the Director of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and the author of Scotland the Best, the bestselling independent guide.


Grand prize package for first prize

• One day on the job with a professional Scotsman photographer

• £500 of Jessops vouchers

• Winning photo will be featured on the 2014 Historic Scotland calendar

• Photo will be the focus of a free ‘Winning Photo’ exhibition held at Stirling Castle throughout December 2012

RUNNER-UP PRIZE (11 winners)

• Winning photos featured on 2014 Historic Scotland calendar

• Photos will feature as part of a free ‘Winning Photo’ exhibition held at Stirling Castle throughout December 2012