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''Beautiful writing & images''

David is a writer, photographer and photo-guide living and working in the Scottish Highlands.

I work on stories about: the outdoors, landscape, environment, conservation, people and place.


Currently - Planning and writing a backpacking guidebook with two other authors for Cicerone publishing, and in production for my first book with the same publisher, due out this autumn. Running, booking and planning photography 1-2-1 and small group workshops. Editing for Outdoor Enthusiast, and writing and photographing for Walk Highlands and The Great Outdoors Magazine.


I've previously been a sound engineer and community musician, started a small refugee charity and fundraised for an environmental one. I picked up the rudiments of photography from my step-father and learnt how to sleep outside as a boy scout. I now live in the Cairngorm National Park with my young family and split my time between the personal, editorial & commissioned work you find referenced here.

To commission or for speaking and talks, please contact me.

For photography guiding and teaching, please look at the workshops page.

  • Editor, Outdoor Enthusiast

  • Columnist, Walk Highlands - upland environment, hill culture, photography.

  • Feature writer, The Great Outdoors, Sidetracked, Summit, Trek and Mountain, On Landscape and others - see tearsheets and features

  • Copywriting - editing - digital communications - various.

  • Commended, Landscape category, Scottish Landscape Photographer of the year 2019

  • Shortlist, National Adventure Awards - best team 2015

  • Highly commended, Landscape category, Scottish Landscape Photographer of the year 2015

  • Winner, OWPG Award for Excellence - technical feature 2015

  • Shortlist, SHAFF single shot award 2015

  • Winner, IUCN photography competition - Changing World 2014

  • Shortlist, Scottish Nature Photography Awards - Environment 2013

  • Winner, Edinburgh Mountain Festival Photography Award 2012

  • Member of OWPG

Please note the copyright for images & text displayed on this and other websites are held by David Lintern & all rights are reserved.  Use of words or photographs in web, electronic or print publication requires prior permission.


''A complete source of inspiration for all people who love nature''