Photo prize for whisky worker
STUNNING: Ronnie's shot
A CHIVAS whisky worker has scooped the runnner-up prize in a nationwide photography competition.
Ronnie McFadyen, who works as a procurement executive at Chivas Brothers' kilmalid plant, was one of 18,000 entrants.
His impressive image is called 'Forest Cathedral' shot in Skye and was entered as part of VisitScotland's Year of Creative Scotland 2012 photography competition.
The online competition aimed to raise the profile of Scotland as a world class tourism destination, supporting cultural events and encouraging collaborative working between the creative and tourism sectors.
Ronnie describes himself as an amateur photographer who tries to produce professional images.
He said: "For such a small country Scotland has a huge diversity of scenery from rugged mountains and rolling moors, to spectacular beaches and the light changes constantly.
"Even on days the sky is grey there is always great potential for great images. People living here have easy access to the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs, both of which are area of outstanding scenic beauty and offer fantastic photographic opportunites."
As runner up Ronnie wins a £100 Amazon voucher with his photos displayed on www.visitscotland.com/photowinners that includes a feature about his photography work.
David Adams McGilp, regional director for VisitScotland, said: "I'd like to congratulate Ronnie on his achievement in coming runner up in this international competition.
"As you can imagine with tens of thousands of entries it was incredibly difficult for our panel to choose but it's great that so many people were inspired to enter the Year of Creative Scotland 2012 Photography competition and share with us their impressive shots taken all over Scotland."
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