Rural Jobs in The National Park

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This year I had the pleasure of working with the Community Partnership & Skills Partnership, on their project to promote rural jobs in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. My part of the programme was to work with secondary school children, teaching them photography techniques and helping them to capture people going about their work, for photographs that could be turned into posters.

The project culminated in a presentation of prizes to the participants at an awards ceremony organised by Skills Partnership at Cameron House Hotel. It was there that the winning photographs and posters were revealed for the first time, I had the pleasure of revealing who the winners were and calling them up to receive their awards.

My thanks to Mark Hutton of Hutton Creative who brought the posters to life. All of the photographs taken by the young people throughout the project were reviewed and judged. Here are those winning photographs in the form of posters.


This first one featured landscapers, working at The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel in Luss. Well done to Hayden Cameron from Hermitage Academy who took this photograph for the Land Based & Rural Skills category. I love the way it’s been composed and like all of the winning photographs it is bright, positive and eye catching.


Kathleen Grant of Hermitage Academy took this photograph at Inverbeg Holiday Park. It was chosen to represent Sports & Leisure.


Taken at Can You Experience, Loch Lomond Shores by Oliver White of Hermitage Academy, this photograph represents Tourism.


This was the winning photograph, taken by Olivia White of Hermitage Academy at Loch Lomond Arms Hotel. This is being used to represent Hospitality & Catering.

Loch-Lomond-Rural-Jobs-Skills-Partnership-National-ParkThe final poster features Brandon Gray’s photograph. Brandon goes to Vale of Leven Academy. This features Environment & Conservation. Again another bright and engaging photograph.

We were all really pleased with the photographs, all of the participants had worked really hard to capture photographs that would encourage young people to consider rural jobs. It was a real challenge as they had to take photographs over a limited time, sometimes in not marvelous weather conditions and had to compose the image to capture the person, their work and the setting.

Also part of this programme was work placements and the chance to plan, present and produce a video. The project was fun and rewarding to work on. The young people truly inspired us all. As you can see the end result, which is all their own work, is to a very high standard.

About Me:

I am a Family Portrait & Wedding Photographer, I also create photography and video for business offering on-line content and marketing support. I run regular introduction to photography training courses, ideal if you you want to learn how your camera works and take better photographs. I am based in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and work throughout Scotland including Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh. See more at my website – or call me on 01360 661029.

Further Reading

You can see examples of my photography in Loch Lomond in articles about The Oak Tree InnThe Maid of the LochBalmahaInchcailloch Island and Love Loch Lomond. Once again well done to everyone who participated in Skills Partnerships Rural Jobs in Loch Lomond programme.

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