Photography & Story Competition

  • Village of Pennan

    2014 Scotland WINNER - Seascape of village of Pennan

    by Rafal

  • MB-Sunset-Westray-2014

    RUNNER-UP - "Silhouette Sunset" from Westray

    By Marc

  • MH-Post-box-North-Berwick-2014

    RUNNER-UP - "Post-box with a view" in North Berwick

    By Michael

  • FM-Squirrel-Glasgow-2014

    FINALIST - Glasgow squirrel in Kelvingrove Park

    by Fuad

  • KL-Keplies-Falkirk-2014

    FINALIST - The Kelpies, Falkirk

    By Kirk

  • JP-Mull-Bird-2014

    FINALIST - Wildlife on the Isle of Mull

    By Jayne

  • JF-Cottage-North-Uist-2014

    FINALIST - Crofter’s Cottage at Valley Strand, North Uist

    By Julie

Win a £200 McKinlay Kidd Holiday Voucher

Do you have a picture with an accompanying story that show how you've seen Scotland differently?  If so, enter our 2015 competition for the chance to win a £200 McKinlay Kidd holiday voucher. Our competition is open until 31st October 2015, so you can use a picture and short story (50-100 words) from a previous trip, or maybe one from a McKinlay Kidd 2014 holiday.  What's more, if you have a photograph of Ireland and want to share it along with your story, then check out our competition on

The winning Scotland entry for 2014 features the picture postcard village of Pennan, and was sent in by Rafal who was lucky enough to spend some time there:

"The photos were taken in Pennan. My wife and I wanted to see those lovely places where the Local Hero movie had been created. The only one narrow street which runs beside the sea and one by one houses arrangement makes this place so wonderful. Pennan was one of the smallest villages we have ever seen in the UK."

Also featured on this page is a selection of our Scotland  finalists. Our entire 2014 finalists gallery can be seen on our facebook page.

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition previously.

How To Enter

The easiest way to enter is via the app on our Facebook page.  Alternatively, entries can be emailed to, quoting McKinlay Kidd 2015 Photography & Story Competition. Please add your name and a description to the file name of your images, plus details of when and where the image was taken.  Accompanying stories should be between 50 and 100 words in length. Please submit no more than three images.  You may also send images on disc or as prints to: McKinlay Kidd Photography & Story Competition 2015,  Suite 120, Baltic Chambers, 50 Wellington St, Glasgow G2 6HJ. Such entries cannot be returned.

Competition Rules:

Prize: There are two prizes of £200 vouchers - one for the winning Scotland entry and one for the winning Ireland entry - to be used towards any McKinlay Kidd holiday in the period 1st February to 31st October 2016.  The prize is not transferable and no cash equivalent will be offered.

Closing Date: Entries close on 31st October 2015. Entry is open to anyone except McKinlay Kidd employees or suppliers used by McKinlay Kidd in the organisation of holidays in Scotland & Ireland. There is no entry fee.

Image Copyright: The entrant must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of all images and stories entered. It is the legal responsibility of the entrant, and not McKinlay Kidd, to ensure that they comply with these ownership and copyright requirements, and own the rights to reproduction of their images. Entries that do not fulfil these criteria will be deemed ineligible and disqualified. Where this is discovered after the prize has been awarded, the prize must be returned or refunded by the entrant. Entrants agree to fully indemnify McKinlay Kidd in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of the entrant breaching any of the foregoing. In entering this competition the entrant grants permission to McKinlay Kidd to reproduce the image in future marketing and promotional materials, including brochures, website and McKinlay Kidd’s facebook page. The copyright will, at all times, be respected by McKinlay Kidd and retained by the photographer. Where an image or images are reproduced by McKinlay Kidd, the photographer will be credited, but no fee will be paid.

Judging: The winner will be the image and story which best show Scotland or Ireland differently in the opinion of the judges. Their decision is final on all matters relating to the competition, and we are unable to enter into any correspondence regarding the judging or organisation of the competition. The judging will take place during November 2015.

Winner: The winner will be informed by the end of November 2015 and entrants can request details of the winner by contacting McKinlay Kidd in December.  The winner agrees to their success being publicised by McKinlay Kidd.

Quality of Entries: If the quality of entries falls below the required standard, the organisers reserve the right not to award a prize.

Promoter: McKinlay Kidd, Suite 120, Baltic Chambers, 50 Wellington St, Glasgow G2 6HJ