Red Roofs of Scotland Photography Competition | Highland Cinema

05 May 2022

Highland Cinema, Fort William is launching an international photography competition in celebration of Scotland’s unique red roofed buildings. Scotland has a fantastic array of wonderful red roofed buildings, from croft houses in the Highlands to barn roofs in the Shetlands and tenements in the urban landscapes of the Central Belt. This red roof tradition was incorporated in the iconic design of the Highland Cinema when it was conceived by local entrepreneur and owner, Angus MacDonald. Highland Cinema is a newbuild, state-of-the-art independent cinema and café bar, with a striking red roof and locally sourced stone frontage which perfectly complement its historical surroundings in the heart of Fort William, Lochaber.

Red Roofs of Scotland Photography Competition | Highland Cinema
Photographs by © Iain Ferguson, Ross Ryan, David Barbour and Sarah Watson.

The Highland Cinema has been recognised in Time Out’s ’50 Best Cinemas’ in the UK

Since opening in September 2020, the Highland Cinema has been recognised in Time Out’s 50 Best Cinemas in the UK, and is a favourite go-to destination in Fort William. The ‘Red Roofs of Scotland’ photography competition will mark the second anniversary of its opening, and Highland Cinema now invites amateur photographers to submit photographs featuring beautiful, quirky, rustic and interesting red roof buildings located in any part of Scotland.

Entry is open to amateur photographers of any age, using any camera. Images can be of any building in Scotland with a predominantly red roof (including Highland Cinema), taken within the last three years. The submission deadline is 28 August 2022, giving entrants four months to find and photograph their favourite red roofed building in a multitude of weather conditions. Winners will be announced on 29 September 2022.

Red Roofs of Scotland Photography Competition | Highland Cinema
Photograph by Christina Jansen
Red Roofs of Scotland Photography Competition | Highland Cinema
Photograph by Christina Jansen
Red Roofs of Scotland Photography Competition | Highland Cinema
Photograph by Christina Jansen
Red Roofs of Scotland Photography Competition | Highland Cinema
Photograph by Ross Ryan on Barra, February 2022

The competition has a first, second and third prize, and all shortlisted works for display will receive £100. The best twenty will be printed, suitably credited and exhibited prominently inside the Highland Cinema, Fort William. First prize is £500, sponsored by The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh; Second prize is £300, sponsored by Highland Cinema, and Third prize is £200, sponsored by Resipole Studios. Winners may also have a chance to have prints of their work displayed and sold nationally.

There is no entry fee for this competition. Terms and Conditions apply and must be read and agreed to, to take part.
Full details of the competition and how to enter can be found here

Red Roofs of Scotland Photography Competition | Highland Cinema
Photograph by Ruth Brownlee
Red Roofs of Scotland Photography Competition | Highland Cinema
Photograph by Elin Bark

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh and Resipole Studios, West Coast of Scotland are the partners of the Highland Cinema ‘Red Roofs of Scotland’ photography competition. Photos used within the Red Roof Competition promotional graphics are © Iain Ferguson, Ross Ryan, David Barbour and Sarah Watson.

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