Design work: Outer Hebrides Bird Report

Hebridean Imaging is proud to have been one of the sponsors of this impressive publication! Hebridean Imaging also did the type-setting and organisation of the images – making this impressive tome ready for print.

It is now fresh from the printers and available for purchase at £10 + £3 P&P (A5 size and 472 pages). Not only does it cover the years 2011-13 it also incorporates a complete list of species ever recorded in the Outer Hebrides plus some of the more unusual 2014 records. Edited by Brian Rabbitts.

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New Cards

A selection of art cards have now been added to the Etsy shop. Some are original, one off designs from my handmade monoprints and others are prints of original mixed media paintings. Both types of cards have been very popular during Art on the Map

Double Rarities

A recent photograph taken in Benbecula (18th December) has been very well received – it contains two rarities, both in the same shot – an Ivory Gull and a Cuvier’s Beaked Whale which sadly was washed up dead on the beach.

Ivory Gulls only turn up very infrequently here in Scotland. The Cuvier’s Beaked Whale was one of two found dead on Hebridean beaches this winter – the previous multiple stranding here occurred in 2008 (information from Outer Hebrides Biological Recording group). I had gone along to help to measure the whale and take a sample to be sent away for analysis by the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme. The Ivory Gull just appeared and landed on the whale while it was being measured! I believe it to be the same bird as had been seen the previous weekend.

So far the picture has been awarded Picture of the Week by BirdGuides, appeared in the Stornoway Gazette, accompanying an article written by Stuart Taylor of the RSPB and has also been requested by Birdwatch magazine and by the publishers of the magazine Dutch Birding.

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Christmas Fairs

Hebridean Imaging will have a table at the following Christmas Fairs:-

  • Saturday 22nd November: Winter Fair, Balivanich Hall, 11am to 2pm
  • Saturday 29th November: Tabletop sale, Balivanich Hall, 11am to 2pm
  • Saturday 13th December: Taigh Chearsabagh winter craft fair. Noon until 3pm
  • Tuesday 16th December: Daliburgh School Winter Fayre, 6pm onwards

I will have a selection of Christmas cards and all my usual cards and mounted prints for sale

10 Year Celebrations!

Hebridean Imaging started 10 years ago, way back in 2004 when I lived up in Lewis.

To celebrate this I would like to offer a 15% discount on all web orders up until the end of June 2014.

I am also happy to give you the 15% discount on purchases at the studio – all you have to do is ask! 🙂

The code you need to enter at the online checkout is: 10YEARDISCOUNT then click Redeem

Closed for a break…

Hebridean Imaging will be closed from tomorrow (9th March 2014) until 10th April 2014.

Any orders placed via the web or Etsy shop will not be dispatched until I open back up again on the 11th April. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Whilst away I hope to check my emails periodically, this will depend entirely on internet access.

Don’t forget that from Friday 18th April the studio will be open from Tuesday to Saturday, 1pm to 5pm – pop in for a chat and a cuppa 

Photography Show

I had a great time visiting The Photography Show which was on at the NEC, Birmingham from the 1st to the 4th March.

My feet ached at the end of a long day visiting all the retail and trade stands, getting lots of ideas for the future!

2014 – Opening times

Opening times 2014

18th April to 6th September Tuesday to Saturday 1pm to 5pm
15th November to 23rd December Tuesday to Saturday 1pm to 5pm

Plus whenever “Open” sign is displayed.

If you would like to visit outwith these days/times please telephone for an appointment.

Please call in to have a look at the framed prints, mounted prints, greeting cards and other gifts, or just for a cuppa and a chat 🙂

Art on the Map will run from 28th June 2014 to 19th July 2014 and Hebridean Imaging will be having extended opening times during that period:-

Monday to Saturday 11am to 5pm
Sunday 12noon to 4pm

2014 – Season plans!

A busy start to the year so far. A selection of prints are with the framer, they will then be delivered to the Hebridean Soap Company Ltd in the Isle of Lewis for sale during the 2014 season. Hebridean Soap company take a break during January but will re-open for business in February.

Hebridean Imaging now has it’s own Facebook page: Why not pop along and “like” us. Keep an eye out for special offers and free draws this year – in 2014 Hebridean Imaging is celebrating 10 years in business!

I have tickets booked for The Photography Show which is to be held at the NEC in Birmingham from the 1st to the 4th March – i’m very much looking forward to attending this!

This year the studio here in Askernish will be open to the public. The opening times will be variable depending, mainly, on the weather – i.e. if the weather is good I will be out and about taking photographs and the studio will be closed! See the Hebridean Imaging Facebook page for opening times.

I am hoping to participate in Art on the Map this year – dates and opening times to be announced.