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© Donna Eunson

(1st place in the annual competition 2012, digital projected images)

The Orkney Camera Club is a small but active club with a friendly membership. The Club meets from September to April
(except for Christmas and New Year) in the
Guide Hall, Thoms Street, Kirkwall.

The Club organises a mixed programme of competitions, member‘s nights and practical evenings (see the Events Calendar or the clubs annual Syllabus for details of the full programme).

If you are interested in photography and thinking about joining a club? Just come along and meet other like minded people. Alternatively, we can be contacted by e-mail here.

Membership costs £21 per annum for individual membership, £32 for family membership or £10 for students or distant members.

Plus £1 per night to cover the cost of room hire and refreshments.

For more information on distance members please click here.

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Club Management

Day to day management of the club is undertaken by an elected committee. For the 2011-12 season the committee comprises:


Steve Henderson

Vice President

Sydney Gauld


Penny Martin

Secretary - Social

               - Competition

               - Programme

Effy Everiss

Adele Lidderdale

Sally MacKintosh


Tom Nimmo

Website Administrator

Alex Rodwell

Committee Member(s)

Fiona Scott

Jamie Macvie

A copy of the clubs constitution can be found here.

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In late summer 1977, John Cartmel Crossly, an artist from St. Margaret's Hope, along with Colin Johnstone called a public meeting with the intention of getting interested photographers together to form a Camera Club. A good crowd turned up including three current Club members, Fraser Dixon, Bert Bakie and Tim Wright. A committee was formed and the Orkney Camera Club started that winter. Initially the meetings were in the Kirkwall Town Hall. After a couple of years and due to extensive refurbishment works in the Town Hall we moved out to the Guide Hut. This proved to be ideal as we could make our own tea and coffee and when we overran we didn't get the janitor chasing us out. We also had a place to store a little equipment and lots of room to park. This has continued to be our venue ever since. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the clubs formation a Retrospective Exhibition was held in Tankerness House, Kirkwall of old winning photos as well as pictures of club members present and past and old cameras. For many years now we have been providing a regular Science Festival exhibition consisting of pictures of Orkney and its inhabitants and their activities.

A new venture for the club is putting together an exhibition for the Loft Gallery, St. Margaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay in late 2009.

Tim Wright (President 2008-09)

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Awards for All

The Orkney Camera Club members are grateful for the support provided by Awards-for-All in recognition of the funding that they have provided to help launch the club in to the digital age.

This web site comprises and contains copyright materials. You may not copy, distribute, publish or use the images or part thereof in any way whatsoever. Copyright of the images remains the property of the named member of the Orkney Camera Club.


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