Images of Inverness – Competition Winners Revealed

When we joined forces with the Inverness Courier and asked you to submit your very best pictures of Inverness for our 2013 calendar competition we knew we were in for a treat, and we were right!

The winning entries were publicly revealed last week with a week long exhibition at the top venue for shopping in Inverness - the Eastgate Centre. So with calendars on sale now we thought it was high time we shared these winning photos of Inverness with the worldwide web…

Winning Photographs from the Inverness Calendar Competition

The featured shot for January is provided by Bob Irwin from Inverness, who captures the city’s amazing castle by night. We love the festive lights and the reflections on the River Ness! Inverness Castle is in fact the city’s Sheriff Court.

The next winning entry came from Graeme Webster – who captured our unmistakeable Kessock Bridge with one of the UK’s few remaining red telephone boxes – standing on the shore of the firth. This box at Kilmuir featured in the national press this year after locals mounted a round the clock watch to keep telecom bosses from removing it. The line to the box was disconnected due to lack of use, but the villagers managed to adopt the box, which will remain in situ for future visitors to view.

The third selected picture comes courtesy of James Allen from Inverness, who sent in this great shot of the twin steeples of the Old High and East Churches rising into the night sky and reflected on the River Ness.

This mean and moody shot of a Jacobite Cruise boat on Loch Ness, near Inverness, captures the myth and mystery of our surroundings wonderfully, and Gordon Corrance’s winning entry features for the month of April.


Graeme Webster gives us May’s winning image – a stunning skyscape above the Calendonian Canal at Inverness, The Caledonian Canal runs from Inverness in the East to Fort William in the West and makes a great destination for a sailing, cruising or even canoe/kayak break – with stunning scenery all along the way.

In June we get another glimpse of Inverness’s “Gateway to the North” – the Kessock Bridge. The bridge replaced the ferry service between the city and the Black Isle when it was opened by the Queen Mother in 1982. Since 2007 the bridge has featured on the Bank of Scotland’s £100 note.

Clive Pell’s Stillness on Loch Ness is the image for July – reminding us that many visitors flock to our area in search of our neighbour Nessie during the summer months. Even if they don’t spot her they still get this stunning scenery!

Inverness’s Clachnaharry and again the Caledonian Canal are the subject of Gordon Bain’s winning entry for August – beautifully illustrating Inverness’s stunning big skies.

For September we are reminded of Inverness’s rural surroundnings – an important part of our city’s unique identity – captured for the competition by Samuel McConnell from Beauly.

The ease of answering the call of the wild from the city of Inverness is illustrated by this winning image from Bob Irwin. The fisherman stands by the River Ness Islands – just a short hop from the city centre.

Russel Bain has captured the traditional community celebration in Bught Park in November with this winning shot, which shows Flora MacDonald looking on as the stunning fireworks show sizzles in the skies over Inverness.

December’s image comes courtesy of Al Donnelly – who has captured a snowy scene with a couple enjoying a stroll over Inverness’s Greig St Bridge (if you want to copy them be warned it wobbles – but only a wee bit)

Copies of the completed calendar are now available to buy from selected retail outlets priced £5.99.

  • Do you have a great image of Inverness? Don’t keep it to yourself! We’d love it if you’d post it to our Facebook Page or Tweet it to us @InvernessCityUK. Keep snapping and sharing, help us show the world what’s amazing about Inverness!
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