In December 2016, we put a call out to the community asking for someone to capture the very spirit of Peterhead within a photograph – an image that would impress, inspire and stand the test of time.


Our idea to showcase local talent was taken forward with sponsorship from local business William McNeil Photography and support from Aberdeenshire Council – the winning photographs are displayed in the reception of the Council’s Peterhead Headquarters.


By February 1st 2017, we had received 70+ entries showing an innovative and inspiring range of local images from local residents in Peterhead. Two independent judges sifted through the entries and picked a final shortlist of 12 entries. These were displayed through our Facebook page and 600+ members of the public placed their votes to pick the winning entries by the deadline in March. Every submission can be viewed in our gallery.


With an astounding number of votes, William Cruden’s “Pier” won 1st place followed jointly by Ray Rucroft’s “Dusk” and Suzanne Lyon’s “Coos“.

With the help of William McNeil Photography and MODO, we bought canvases for the winning photographs which are now proudly displayed in Buchan House’s reception.

Chris White, Buchan Area Manager praised the competition and commented “I’m delighted to see such a high standard of photos submitted by community members, so much so that I’d like to see the competition become a regular feature for the area’.”


A huge congratulations again to the winners and thank you to everyone who has participated. Keep an eye out for our future competitions and be sure to drop by Buchan House on St Peter Street to see the photos in all of their glory!