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About the Scotland Region

As a large region we try to appeal to members all over Scotland with events from North of Inverness to South of Edinburgh. We try to have as many events as members wish with Distinction Advisory Days, informal constructive feedback days, Celebrations of Distinctions, a Travelling Print Exhibition, Lecture Series, and the Dunfermline Weekend every second year. Although with present restrictions, this has been put on hold. The Region encourages as many special interest groups as wish to participate in it. We aim to be informal and welcoming. For any further information, just drop me an email to either me or any of the committee members and we will endeavour to reply as soon as possible.

David Ferguson LRPS
Scottish Regional Organiser

Bella Kotak

Bella Kotak - Fantasy Portraiture

Bella Kotak is a fine art, fashion and portrait photographer living and working in between the US and the UK. An art lover from a young age she always knew that she would work within the creative industry.

Inspired by fairytales and nature, Bella's storytelling pictures lift the veil of the overlooked and reminds us that there's magic in the most ordinary of spaces and beauty in every face.


Bella Kotak
David Collyer YouTube

David Collyer FRPS - Documentary Photographer of the Year 2021

In another of you RPS Scotland talks, we present David Collyer FRPS a South Wales based photographer.

As a documentary photographer who works predominantly on long term projects, he returned to shooting film a few years ago, preferring a sixty-year-old Leica and the anticipation of what he’s captured, to the certainty of over-shooting with a modern digital camera.

His work has been published internationally, and has appeared in magazines and newspapers, as well as the book All in a Day’s Work, documenting hospital staff during the Covid-19 pandemic. His photo of a shattered theatre practitioner appeared on the front page of a national newspaper and was one of a top magazine’s photos of the year in 2020.
He is currently working on a further two books, and is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, as well as being named Documentary Photographer of the Year 2021.

David Collyer FRPS - DPOTY 2021
Pine Marten Kit

Monthly Competition

A fun competition for Scottish RPS members who can choose their favourite from submitted images each month.

A bumper crop this month. Scotland has excelled itself with a range of superb images culminating in this fine Pine Marten image. Don't forget the February theme is "BEACH"
Kenneth Ness ARPS (
Winner - Pine Marten Kit by David Halliburton LRPS
2nd Place - Mirror Mirror by Steven Whittaker ARPS
3rd Joint Place - Speed of Light by Morag Forbes LRPS
3rd Joint Place - Return of the Sun, Appilattog by Ian Dawson
Monthly Competition
1. Blue on Yellow by Alastair Cochrane FRPS
CREDIT: Alastair Cochrane FRPS

Scottish 2023 Annual Exhibition Selection

Scottish Members' 2023 Print Selection. All present are involved in selecting the forty images that will tour the region to represent the current work of our members. Why not bring four mounted prints for possible selection. In the morning the prints will be reduce to half by discussion and after lunch these will be voted by all present to select the final forty. The only rules are that they need to be your own work, mounted in 40x50cm mounts, and named/titles on the back of the mount.

8th April 2023 Exhibition Selection
Belhaven Bridge - Margaret Campbell ARPS
CREDIT: Margaret Campbell ARPS

Regional Volunteers

Scotland Volunteers Page
Tangasdal (760)
CREDIT: Kenneth Ness ARPS

RPS Scotland Events

Scotland Events Page
CREDIT: John R. Simpson ARPS


Rps Youtube Channel (Mdfied)

RPS Scotland Facebook & YouTube

LRPS And ARPS [Update]

RPS Scotland Advisory

Scotland News

Scotland News

Typewriter Landscape

Articles & Features

Articles & Features
RPS Beam


Scottish Portfolio

Scottish Members Portfolios

Scottish Member's Portfolios
8. Fishermans Bothy by Kenneth Ness ARPS
CREDIT: Kenneth Ness ARPS

Scottish 2022 Annual Exhibition

The 2022 Annual Exhibition, by members of the Society in Scotland,

Scottish 2022 Annual Exhibition