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 need good action photos to illustrate them -
Lowland Outcrops is a new edition of the current guide covering roughly the same area. The deadline for submissions is summer 2022.
Scottish Winter Climbs North is a new selected guide to winter routes in the north of Scotland (east will follow later). It covers the crags to the north of our Winter Climbs West guidebook. The deadline for submissions is likely to be around summer 2023.
Ben Nevis Winter Climbs is a comprehensive guide to all the winter routes of The Ben. The deadline for submissions is likely to be around summer 2023.
Scottish Sport Climbs is a new edition of our popular comprehensive guide to all the sport crags in Scotland. The deadline for submissions is likely to be around summer 2023.
Skye Scrambles is a new edition of this guidebook. Good action photos of scrambles are hard to come by, so are particularly welcome. The deadline for submissions is likely to be around summer 2023.
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 receive photos at any time.
There is a small payment and/or a 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.