Celtic Challenge - Stirling 2017

The Celtic Challenge is a chance for the Celtic countries to get together over a weekend and compete for the Celtic Challenge Trophy. The Countries that come together annually are Scotland, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Eire, Northern Ireland, Wales, North Wales and occassionally Brittany. Many of these countries are Federations in their own right, but a few are members of other PAGB Federations, the common link is our Celtic heritage.

In November 2017, the Scottish Photographic Federation are hosting the Celtic Challenge Competition over the weekend of the 18th and 19th Nov. 

As well as the competition itself, which will be Judged by Gwen and Phil Charnock, the weekend features a lecture by Colin Trow-Poole as well as an opportunity for some photography with an organised outing or two, and a dinner to present all of the results and awards.

Details have been added here for the visitors from the participating countries and also for any SPF members who would like to attend. If you are a memebr of an SPF Club you are very welcome

2017 Event and SPF Member Booking Details

The Scottish Photographic Federation are delighted to host the Celtic Challenge 2017. We hope to catch up with the many friends we have in the ‘Celtic’ group of Federations, Associations and Societies, and hope you will all be able to join us over the weekend of 18th and 19th Nov 2017, and take part in the Celtic Challenge Competition 2017. The main events will take place on Saturday 18th November 2017 at Stirling Court Hotel, Airthrey Road, University of Stirling FK9 4LA.

Celtic Challenge Competition - 1.45pm for 2pm - Tickets available £7.00 inc Tea/Coffee & Cake  The Judges are Phil and Gwen Charnock from L&CPU. Coffee Break 3pm approx Followed by remainder of Competition Finish 4.15pm Approx.

Tickets for the Celtic Challenge Competition can be obtained from Joe Prior A Booking Form is supplied below - Booking deadline by 15th Nov. You can pay on the door but you will not be supplied with Tea/Coffee as these require to be pre-booked with the hotel.

Also on Saturday 18th Nov at 6pm Celtic Challenge Print Lecture by Colin Trow-Poole MPAGB, FRPS, FIPF

To attend this Pre-Dinner Lecture Dinner you must pre-book, again see Booking Form below for full details.

Those who already have D,B&B booked at SCH can attend from free, if they quote their reservation number by the 15th Nov using the booking from below.

A Booking Form is available to download below, along with more details about the weekend. You can also find out more about this event by visiting the extra webpage (click here)

Also, a very big thankyou to this year's sponsors of the event who have all given generously in the form of raffle prizes. Please support these companies, who help us keep the cost of the event down to our member Clubs - Click on the following links to visit their websites -

Nomad Cases - Boxes for Photographic Prints

Ffordes Photographic - Photographic Equipment supplier and Second Hand Equipment Specialist, Beauly 

Permajet - Paper and Ink Manufacturer and Supplier

Fotospeed - Paper and Ink Manufacturer and Supplier

Burning Pine - Business Communications Experts

Johnstons of Elgin - World Leaders in Cashmere and Woollens