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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. 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. Digital communications for the John Muir Trust. Commissions for Visit Cairngorms.


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/social media - various.

  • 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''