Leven photographer’s Tattoo snap on display

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An AMATEUR photographer’s picture will go on display in Edinburgh after it was ranked as ‘highly commended’ in the Military Tattoo competition.

Leven resident and Upper Largo Camera Club member Craig Caskie has attended the tattoo every year for the last two decades but says this was the first time he felt one of his photos was good enough to submit to the annual competition.

He said: “It was taken on a normal digital camera. I just liked the way the colours of the lights blended together on the esplanade and also the way the conductor was standing alone. It’s not often you can catch someone on their own during the tattoo.”

Mr Caskie’s photo shows the conductor of the massed bands who played in the tattoo finale.

He plans to go back next year with his camera at the ready to see if he can capture another winning image.

Around 400 photos were judged by a panel which included the former Scotsman picture editor Stewart Boyd and official army photographer Mark Owens.

Mr Caskie’s was among 12 pictures ranked highly commended or commended, in addition to three overall winners.

Mr Caskie’s photo, along with the other selected images, will go on display at shopping centres around Edinburgh.