Camera duo snap up success in Historic Scotland contest

This image is FREE to use - Nyree Mcfayden is pictured with their winning entry in the Historic Scotland photo competition run in conjunction with The Scotsman. The image will appear in a special exhibition at Stirling Castle until the end of January - for further information please contact Iona Matheson - Communications and Media Officer Historic Scotland on 0131 668 8703 or 07827 956 858 email - iona.matheson@scotland.gsi.gov.uk - picture by Donald MacLeod - 11.12.12 ' 07702 319 738 ' clanmacleod@btinternet.com ' www.donald-macleod.com
This image is FREE to use - Nyree Mcfayden is pictured with their winning entry in the Historic Scotland photo competition run in conjunction with The Scotsman. The image will appear in a special exhibition at Stirling Castle until the end of January - for further information please contact Iona Matheson - Communications and Media Officer Historic Scotland on 0131 668 8703 or 07827 956 858 email - iona.matheson@scotland.gsi.gov.uk - picture by Donald MacLeod - 11.12.12 ' 07702 319 738 ' clanmacleod@btinternet.com ' www.donald-macleod.com
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STUNNING images by two photographers from the Borders have been selected to showcase Scotland’s past, writes Bob Burgess.

Their works will grace the 2014 Historic Scotland calendar after being chosen from a massive entry.

Double win for Borders photographers in Historic Scotland Competition. Dun Carloway Broch, on the Isle of Lewis by Dennis Laing.

Double win for Borders photographers in Historic Scotland Competition. Dun Carloway Broch, on the Isle of Lewis by Dennis Laing.

And the calendar’s proven popularity means their photographs will wing their way to ex-pats around the globe.

The super snappers entered a competition organised by the conservation body which invited photographers to submit pictures from any of the 345 sites under its care.

There were more than 3,700 entries and Nyree Mcfadyen from Galashiels and Dennis Laing from Jedburgh both enjoyed success.

Nyree’s shot of Tantalon Castle in East Lothian will feature on the February page, while Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis taken by Dennis has been chosen for August.

Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs at Holyrood, commented: “It is wonderful that this competition attracted an amazing 2,750 entries, which is particularly appropriate in the Year of Creative Scotland.

“We are very lucky to have so many inspiring historic sites in Scotland. These photographs highlight the beauty and drama of our spectacular country.”

Although the pictures won’t appear until the 2014 edition, Dennis and Nyree’s images are on show in Stirling Castle until the end of January.