Markinch photographer ‘lens’ his support to local charity

Trician Marwick MSP officially opens the exhibition, being held by husband Frank. Pictures by Steven Brown Photography.
Trician Marwick MSP officially opens the exhibition, being held by husband Frank. Pictures by Steven Brown Photography.
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A Markinch-based amateur photographer is using images he captured on his travels throughout Scotland to help support his local foodbank.

Ever since his brother gave him an old SLR camera he was about discard 26 years ago, Frank Marwick has spent much of his spare time since then looking through his viewfinder in search of the ultimate landscape.

A portion of the sales from the photographs is being donated to Glenrothes Food Bank

A portion of the sales from the photographs is being donated to Glenrothes Food Bank

Now 25 of his favourite images are being displayed in public for the first time as part of an effort to raise money for Glenrothes foodbank charity.

The display, which is on show for the next four weeks, in the foyer at Rothes Halls, was officially opened by his wife, the area’s MSP and Presiding officer at the Scottish Parliament, Tricia Marwick on Wednesday evening in front of an audience including family and fiends.

Each framed image is up for sale, and all profits will then be made as a donation to the local charity.

“I never thought I’d be displaying them in public but it is for a good cause so, fingers crossed, I’ll be able to raise a few £s,” Frank said.

Frank, whose family hail from Orkney, says some of his most enjoyable trips have been snapping the island landscape but admits he’s also spoiled for choice when it comes to beauty spots closer to home.

“Fife has so many fantastic landscapes and areas of natural beauty we are really very lucky to have it on our doorstep,” he said.

And one of his images - a reflection of the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh - also graces a wall in his wife’s Hollyrood office.

“I love the picture. It captures the different light and stunning architecture so well, and while I enjoy it I plan to pass it on as a gift to whoever the next Presiding officer is when I retire next May,” Tricia explained.

The free to view photographic display continues at the foyer, Rothes halls until December 12. All large famed photographs are available to purchase at £50, of which all of the £20 profit from each sale is be donated to Glenreothes Foodbank.