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The high cliffs of Troup Head provide a spectacular setting for Scotland’s largest mainland gannet colony. There are also thousands of kittiwakes, guillemots and razorbills here, along with several other species, including puffins.

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As voted by National Geographic Top Rated Places to Visit – “A wonderful region of Scotland. Beaches are fantastic, and the area welcomes visitors as one of their own. Largely rural. People work together for the greater good–fishermen tolerate canoeists; farmers allow walkers to pass over their land on footpaths, etc.”

If you’re looking for breathtaking views, you never have to look too far in Aberdeenshire & Moray with our stretching coastline and rich countryside providing plenty of epic photo locations”

We have two local experts, Claire & Phil.  With 45 years combined plus experience in landscape and astrophotography Claire & Phil offer unique photography workshops in several locations around Moray and Aberdeenshire.  

Why not book an hour or two and receive some expert tuition using either your camera or smartphone.   Claire has a particular interest in Astro Photography and is a master at capturing the Northern Lights – if you book a session, with Claire, be prepared to jump out of bed with a moment’s notice.

Dolphin Statue at Portsoy Harbour
Northern Lights Sandend Harbour
Cloudscape Over Banff
Dunnotar Castle North East 250
North Coast 500 Highland Cow
The coastal village of Pennan, Fraserburgh. Famed for being the location of the Bill Forsyth film, ’Local Hero’. It consisting of a small harbour and a single row of homes, including a hotel. It lies on the north-facing coast and is about one hour's drive from Aberdeen.
Duff House is a Georgian estate house in Banff, Aberdeenshire. This Adam-designed historic house is a treasure house and cultural arts centre operated by a unique partnership between Historic Environment Scotland, the National Galleries of Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council. It also boasts extensive grounds and woodland walks by the River Deveron.
Sandend Beach Sunrise
Banff harbour
Cullen Fishing Village
Sunrise 2
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Contact Claire or Phil to discuss group sessions or one-to-ones.

07440 609845

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Gannet colony at troup head is one of the biggest colonies in the UK. They are distinctively shaped with a long neck and long pointed beak. Often travelling in small groups they feed by flying high before plunging into the sea to catch fish.

RSPB Troup Head

The high cliffs of Troup Head provide a spectacular setting for Scotland’s largest mainland gannet colony.

The high cliffs of Troup Head provide a spectacular setting for Scotland’s largest mainland gannet colony. There are also thousands of kittiwakes, guillemots and razorbills here, along with several other species, including puffins.

Photography

As voted by National Geographic Top Rated Places to Visit – “A wonderful region of Scotland. Beaches are fantastic, and the area welcomes visitors as one of their own. Largely rural. People work together for the greater good–fishermen tolerate canoeists; farmers allow walkers to pass over their land on footpaths, etc.”

Cycling through forest

Cycling

There are exciting cycling routes east, west and south of Sandend Holidays.

Cycling is a very popular activity in Aberdeenshire and Morayshire.

The location allows for a range of riding, from leisurely family saunders to adrenalin-fuelled downhill MTB routes.

The area is also popular for road rides and long-distance cycle touring

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