Culross outing Sat. 16th March

Arrangements for this coming Saturdays trip to Culross.
Meet at the clubhouse at 9am, with a view to carshare. For those meeting us at Culross we will park in the main carpark on the rhs just as you come into Culross.
There’s is just one coffee shop in Culross so feel free to bring a flask if you like.
Look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.


The Scottish Photographic Circle exhibition


The Scottish Photographic Circle exhibition starts the Auld Kirk Museum’s
exhibition programme for 2019.

Since its inception in 1907, the aim of the Scottish Photographic Circle, a
small group of dedicated photographers, has been to promote the art of
contemporary and pictorial photography in Scotland.

The quality and diversity of subject matter in this year?s exhibition
suggests that the present membership is continuing to succeed in the
achievement of this objective.

Hope you can manage along to see exhibition which runs from 9 Jan – 9
Feb 2019.

Guest Speaker for Sept 10th : John McSporran

The Club speaker next week, Sept 10th,  is the excelent landscape photographer John McSporran.

From his website :

“John McSporran is a photographer living in Erskine and The Trossachs areas of Scotland. His work has been extensively used and published on-line, in various magazines and by various companies for promotional material or calendars. He supports local business in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, providing his images to groups such as Destination Callander, Loch Katrine and the National Park. He is a member of the Society of Scottish Landscape Photographers – who promote the work of Scottish Landscape Photographers. His photographs have been used for the front cover Christmas (December) editions of the Scots Magazine – the World’s oldest magazine – read by Scots and ex-patriot Scots the world over. Two of his images appear in the 2018 Scots Calendar.

His photography is primarily landscapes. He has a love of the mountains and scenery of Scotland and combines photography with mountain climbing and wild camping. He reached the finals of Mountain Photo of the Year in 2017.

“I normally climb (or descend) mountains in the dark, before dawn or after sunset, to catch those special moments as the sun rises and sets – the ‘golden hours’ of landscape photography. I do it in all weathers and at all times of the year. I have been up top in knee deep snow when the temperatures are ‘a wee bit chilly’ (minus 20) requiring the use of crampons and ice axe: or been caught in a storm on top of An Teallach in 60mph winds when the tent has collapsed about me. At other times I can be found beside the lochs of Scotland to capture the morning mists or dawn reflections. I love these experiences – the joys of landscape photography.”

& Some more  of John’s work can be viewed on his flickr website here