The Vikings Return – photo shoot


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

East Dunbartonshire Photo Competition

East Dunbartonshire Photo Competition


Entries to be handed in to the Auld Kirk Museum, Cowgate, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow, G66 1HN.

The museum will receive entries from: Tuesday 11thSeptember until Saturday 15th September, 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.(LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)

An exhibition of entries will be held from:
Saturday 22nd September – 25th October
in the Auld Kirk Museum, Cowgate, Kirkintilloch.
The museum is open between 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday (closed Sunday and Monday)


Details & Entry form for the East Dunbartonshire Photo Competition can be downloaded from this LINK.

EDC Photo comp entry form 2018 (b)


Summer Picture Event

2018 Summer Pictures Guidance Note

Following the success of last year’s Summer Images event, Committee have decided to include a similar event this season. Again, as with last year, the formal competition format with nominated subjects has been replaced with a more informal event, which requires Summer Pictures taken in and around East Dunbartonshire. The main reason for the changes to the format of the event is to make it a less formal affair and thereby encourage new members and less experienced members to enter. There are no set subjects for the event, we are simply looking for interesting images you have taken over the summer months in and around East Dunbartonshire.

This is an  opportunity for you to present to the membership a small selection of Digital Images which you think will be of interest because they show:-

  • Events you attended
  • Places you visited
  • People you met
  • Or anything else

The only requirement is that the images must have been taken in and around East Dunbartonshire during this summer. The images will not be judged and it would add to the presentation if you were able to tell us of the story behind the images.

 Remember, they do not have to be competition quality images. If you have been somewhere interesting and have simply taken a few snaps on a compact camera then we would still like to see them.

The event will take place on our opening night (Monday 3rd September 2018), so if you wish to display your images, please email the images to Ian Doig at by Monday 27th August 2018. If you are unable to email the images to Ian then save the images to a memory stick and bring it along on the night. Please note that your presentation should be restricted to a maximum of 15 digital images.

Images must be either JPEG of TIFF format & resized to a format size of 1600 pixels wide x 1200 pixels tall, at 96dpi resolution, which accords with the new SPF competition standard.

If you have any queries please email Ian or speak to him on 07836 683603.

Norse Dragon Armoury – Props ,Costumes and Photography

News from member Fiona Brims:

I am happy to announce that we have the Norse Dragon Armoury – Props ,Costumes and Photography coming back to Scotland in conjunction with World Of Wings Birds Of Prey Centre.
So for 1 weekend only. 11th and 12th of August Models are
The fantastic Richard Carter and the phenomenal Becky Weatherley
Cost for this is £100
again booking is essential.
if you missed it last time this is your chance!

see details of Norse Dragon Armoury  >>