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Common Ridings to feature in National exhibition

Selkirk riders at the Three Bretheren in 2013 Credit: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

An exhibition of photographs documenting the Common Ridings in the Scottish Borders is to go on display at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.

The collection by acclaimed photographer Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert will show the colour, pageantry and stories behind the traditional Border events.

They will be part of the new Document Scotland exhibition titled The Ties that Bind, which opens on September the 26th.

Right-Hand man Garry Ramsay in Jedburgh Credit: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

WATCH: a walk on the wild side

In the second of our special reports from the Farne Islands, Paul Crone joins Carlisle's wildlife photography and filmmaking students as they step onto dry land.

WATCH: Cumbria's wildlife photographers

Paul Crone joined the students of a Carlisle-based degree course on wildlife photography and filmmaking on a trip to the Farne Islands.

Watch the first of his two reports from one of Northumberland's most famous bird and seal colonies:

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Penrith man wins prestigious photography award

A man from Cumbria has won the title 'Landscape Photographer of the Year'.

Mark Littlejohn, from Penrith, beat thousands of others to win £10,000 with the image 'a Beginning and an End'. The photo captures a small stream among the Glencoe mountains in Scotland.

Click here to see the winning photograph.

Mark joined Pam and Ian in the studio to talk about his photography.

Penrith man wins UK landscape photography award

'A Beginning and an End' Credit: Mark Littlejohn Photography

A photographer from Cumbria has won the prestigious 'Landscape Photographer of the Year' award.

Mark Littlejohn, from Penrith, beat thousands of photographs of UK landscapes to win the top £10,000 prize in the competition by 'Take a View'.

The winning image, titled 'a Beginning and an End' captured a small stream among the Glencoe mountains in Scotland.

Read: Best pictures of stunning UK landscapes win top photography award

Colin Bell from Cheshire came runner up in the Classic View category with a photograph from Cumbria titled 'A Sense of Belonging, Crummock, Trees'.

Images from the competition will be featured in the book, Landscape Photographer of the Year - Collection 8, by AA Publishing. View more of the pictures from the competition by clicking here.

'A Sense of Belonging, Crummock, Trees, Cumbria'. Credit: Colin Bell, Lake Moments Photography

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