175 Years of Scottish Photography

St. Andrews University Special Collections

Inverness College UHI

18 Sep - 30 Sep

175 years of Scottish Photography from the University of St. Andrews Library Special Collections comes to Inverness from the St Andrews Photography Festival, also running through the month of September. It has been over 175 years since the discovery that changed how we view and document the world around us. William Henry Fox Talbot’s photographic process patent did not apply to Scotland, and so experiment abounded here. St Andrews luminaries, Dr John Adamson, Thomas Rodger, Robert Adamson, David Octavius Hill, and Sir David Brewster were some of the first Scottish photographers. Scotland has since produced a lineage of exceptional photographers whose impact transcends national borders.


Inverness College UHI
2nd Floor Library
Inverness Campus

FurTher Information

St Andrews Photography Festival

John Fairweather
Four gentlemen golfers in a Car, St Andrews, 1904. By John Fairweather, held in Cowie Collection: GMC-F-28. Courtesy of St. Andrews University Special Collections.