Photography - Smile for the camera

23rd January 2009 at 00:00

On its way to school by foot, dinghy and bus, the only rush-hour traffic the Ridgway family encounters is made up of otters, seals, deer and porpoises.

Photographs of the family's unusual school run from its home on the Ardmore peninsula (pictured) to Kinlochbervie Primary will be on display at the Scottish Parliament at the end of this month. The pictures were taken by Mike McCartney, the younger brother of Sir Paul McCartney, after he was commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise to highlight the area's beauty and diversity as a place in which to live, work and visit. North Highlands will open on Tuesday.

Also showcased at Parliament this month is the As others see us exhibition, which opened yesterday. It will showcase contemporary portraits of 20 of Scotland's best-known figures, alongside their favourite poems and songs by Robert Burns. Award-winning photographers Ross Gillespie and Tricia Malley will be giving guided tours of the show, which features photographs of writers and musicians such as Christopher Brookmyre, Janice Galloway and Eddi Reader, as well as a clan chief and an Ayrshire farmer.


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