Top prize for Brechin girl’s Caterthun photo

Left to right- Lee Ann Waddell (2nd adult), Sarah Elynor Kerr (2nd junior),  Councillor Jeanette Gaul, adult category winner Euan Gray and junior category winner Rachel Skinner.

Left to right- Lee Ann Waddell (2nd adult), Sarah Elynor Kerr (2nd junior), Councillor Jeanette Gaul, adult category winner Euan Gray and junior category winner Rachel Skinner.

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A Brechin youth scooped the top prize in the junior section of the Capture the Spirit of Angus photography competition.

The competition was part of Angus’ cultural legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games and attracted over 170 entries.

Winners of the event were announced at Brechin Town House Museum on Thursday, November 13, with Rachael Skinner taking first prize in the junior section for her picture of ‘The White Caterthun’.

In the adult section, Lee Ann Waddell from Inchbare narrowly lost out on the top spot with her picture entitled ‘Bird at Station House, Inchbare’.

The adult section winner was Euan Gray from Carnoustie for his beautifully atmospheric ‘Bridge at Barry Station’ photograph.

Runner-up in the junior section was Sarah Elynor Kerr with ‘Kingennie Garden Flower’.

Professional artist and photographer, Oonagh Devoy, selected the prize winners from a short list of 50 finalists. Commenting on the winners Oonagh said: “From a fantastic finalists’ gallery our four winners presented the most well-composed, artistic and original images, that evoke the very spirit of Angus.”

An exhibition of the photographs of all 50 finalists runs until Friday, December 5, at Brechin Townhouse Museum, before going on tour across the county during 2015.

The chair of the Angus Commonwealth Games Steering Group and Communities vice-convener Councillor Jeanette Gaul congratulated all who entered saying: “We have been delighted by the quality of all 176 entries received.

“They are a magnificent cultural legacy from the Games in Angus and are a very welcome addition to the Angus Photographic Collection held by Angus Archives.

“I hope people will bring their family and friends to see this unique community snapshot of beautiful Angus.”

A final winner has still to be selected. The People’s Choice award will go to the image which attracts the most public votes on the Spirit of Angus online gallery at www.angusheritage.com/spirit - don’t delay you only have until Friday, December 5, to cast your vote! The winner will be announced the following week.