We welcome photographic contributions to our guidebooks and to the SMC Journal.
Photos are best submitted as digital images but slides/transparencies are also welcome. Please do not scan slides. All slides will be looked after and returned in due course. We pay for photographs used in our guides and each provider of a published photograph will also receive a free guide/journal. Photographers always retain the copyright of their photographs.
Please read our technical guidance, below, carefully before submitting digital photographs.
We are currently working on a number of guidebooks, all of which all need good action photos to illustrate them -
Scottish Rock Climbs is a selected summer rock guide. Here is the provisional list of routes downloadable as a pdf. The deadline for submissions is likely to be around mid autumn 2020.
Ben Nevis Winter Climbs is a comprehensive guide to the winter routes of The Ben. The deadline for submissions is likely to be around late summer 2021.
Lowland Outcrops is a new edition of the current guide covering roughly the same area. The deadline for submissions is likely to be around spring 2021.
Scottish Winter Climbs West is a new selected guide to winter routes in the west of Scotland (east and north will follow later). Here is the provisional list of crags. The deadline for submissions is likely to be around autumn 2021.
Highland Scrambles North is a new edition of this guide. It will cover a slightly bigger area than the current guide, see map. We would particularly like action photos from the far north (Foinaven etc), Suilven, Carnmore and the Affric to Carron area. We could also do with more photos of Liathach and An Teallach, but photos from any areas will be considered. The deadline for submissions is December 2020.
/ If you have any good photos then we would be keen to see them.
However please don't delay, we need to work out where the gaps are in our coverage, we're happy to recieve photos at any time.
There is a small payment and free copy of the guide for contributors.
Portrait (vertical) format or landscape (horizontal) format are equally acceptable. Historical photos (first ascents, aided ascents, etc.) are also useful. Please send photographs to:
St. Mary's Road
Photos for the annual SMC Journal should be submitted by the end of January to be accepted for the next issue.
If you have any suitable photos which you would like to see in the SMC Journal then please send them to the Journal Photo Editor.
Photos submitted in connection with an article should be sent alongside the relevant article to the Journal Editor.