It was great to be commissioned by Historic Environment Scotland to photograph their fantastic event ‘Siege of the Forth’ at Blackness Castle in West Lothian, Scotland recently.

One of Scotland’s most impressive strongholds, with spectacular views across to the Fife coast and Forth bridges, Blackness Castle has served as an artillery fortress, royal castle, prison and armaments depot, as well as featuring in TV series Outlander. Mighty fortifications make this 15th-century castle look like a ‘ship that never sailed’.

There was an impressive array of costumed performers from throughout the centuries on display. The weekend was a chance discover more about the Siege on the Forth, visit the living history campsite and meet some of the soldiers who defended the castle!

These events are great to photograph and it was pleasing to see so many amateur photographers there.

In addition for photographing action shots I also carried out aerial photography with permission from HES. If you are planning on using a drone at a HES site you can find out more information here:

ClientHistoric Environment ScotlandServicesPR & Press Photography