Award is just Campion for Gorebridge photographer

Fiona Govan from Gorebridge (Pictured in the front row on the left) with the other Seabird Centre photography award winners
Fiona Govan from Gorebridge (Pictured in the front row on the left) with the other Seabird Centre photography award winners

Photographer Fiona Govan from Dewartown village near Gorebridge has won a Scottish Seabird Centre Nature Photography Award.

She was one of the eight winners chosen from an impressive 435 images of wildlife, plant life, the environment and landscapes, submitted by amateur photographers from around the world.

In each of the eight categories there was an image selected by an expert panel of judges and an image selected by the voting public. Visitors to the North Berwick attraction have been voting since November, as well as online. Fiona won the judges’ vote in the World Flora category for her striking image Red Campion.

Fiona Govan said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have been judged a winner by the panel in this competition.

“I can still hardly believe it! Red Campion was taken on one of my many trips to Vogrie Country Park.”

Caroline Vevers, Events and Exhibitions Officer at the Scottish Seabird Centre, added: “As a conservation and education charity, we focus on making people aware of the beauty of wildlife and the natural environment around us, and the importance of preserving it. Seeing an appreciation of that world reflected in these striking photographs is very heartening and we’re so impressed with the quality of entries received this year. Well done to all the winners!”

An exhibition of the winning photographs will be on display at the Scottish Seabird Centre until late March. Included with admission – adults £8.95/ child £4.95.