Photo Walk Scotland

Tom Docherty of Photo Walk Scotland

Photo Walk Scotland was launched in the Spring of 2013, combining three of my greatest passions; Scotland, History and Photography. 

As far as Scotland goes, there is just so much diversity within such a small nation. Ancient historical sights side by side with the most modern architecture in our cosmopolitan cities. Countless sites of special scientific interest. 

The landscape of Scotland can be breath-taking. Magnificent jagged peaks rising from the sea; blindingly white sandy beaches stretching into the distance; azure seascapes; dark forbidding lochs; bleak desolate moorlands…. It is no wonder that this little patch of land of ours is regularly hailed as one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

I have always been fascinated by Scotland’s history, how it has shaped the land and those who live here, and how it has impacted upon the wider world. In every historical era, modern and ancient, there was something of great importance going on in Scotland. We have travelled the world, helped shape much of it and have played our part both at home and abroad. Our great thinkers, inventors and artists have been at the forefront of their fields. It’s impossible not be excited about sharing even a small fraction of this with visitors and locals alike.

I have to admit that I love everything about photography. The world becomes a very different place when you have a camera in hand. There are no longer any journeys from A to B. Every trip, no matter how short, becomes a recce for potential photographic locations. 

Great images are absolutely everywhere….you just have to take time and look for them. 

Above everything else, my aim is to help others get the most from their Scottish photography journey.


Meet Tom on one of our Edinburgh & Glasgow touring courses.

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"As far as Scotland goes, there is just so much diversity within such a small nation. Ancient historical sights side by side with the most modern architecture in our cosmopolitan cities."

Tom Docherty