Young super snapper

Lewis Donaldson's award-winning photo of a steam train passing Borthwick Castle
Lewis Donaldson's award-winning photo of a steam train passing Borthwick Castle

Lewis Donaldson (15) from Newtongrange, is delighted to be the Young Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year.

Lewis received the accolade for his image of a steam train at Borthwick Castle on the opening day of the Borders Railway.

The teenager said: “I am really stunned but very delighted to have become Young Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year with my image of the steam train. I am so pleased they liked the image and I am so happy to have won.”

In addition to the overall title, The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition consists of nine other categories, including a range of awards sponsored by supporting organisations that include Caledonian MacBrayne, Scottish Natural Heritage, Historic Scotland and the John Muir Trust.

The competition, now in its second year, seeks to promote and inspire photographers of all levels to explore Scotland’s diverse rural, urban and coastal landscapes, and to promote Scotland’s natural, cultural and historic heritage to an international audience. Winning entries will be published in a series of public exhibitions and in a special edition book that will be published on February 29.

Stuart Low, the founder and head judge of the competition said: “The competition has gone from strength to strength after last year’s inaugural competition captivated the public with our best-selling book.

“More than double the number of photographers entered the competition this time round – and they came from the four corners of the globe. They’ve taken to the land, the coasts and the streets, and they’ve captured the most beautiful and diverse views of our amazing country. Hats off to them all! ”