Photo calendar winners

Michael Visocchi and Struan Butler are pictured with Rev Linda Stevens.
Michael Visocchi and Struan Butler are pictured with Rev Linda Stevens.

The eagerly anticipated results of the 2015 Photo Competition run by the Glens and Kirriemuir Old Parish Church for the 2016 calendar were announced recently during a church service.

Members of the public were asked to choose their favourites, and more than 150 people voted. The prizes were presented by the Rev Linda Stevens as follows: 1 Michael Visocchi for ‘Pearsie Estate Wood’, 2 Brian Forsyth for ‘Christmas Morn’, 3 Brian Forsyth for ‘Winter Flight’. For the first time, a junior prize was also awarded and went to Struan Butler for ‘Prosen Water’

The prize for the member of the public whose list of choices was closest to the final calendar was won by Elaine Smith.

The other photographs which will be included in the calendar are ‘Snowy Inlet’ by Brian Forsyth, ‘Snowdrops at Logie’, ‘Dramatic Landmarks, Kirrie’ and ‘Inverquharity Castle’ by Michael Visocchi, ‘Kirriemuir Square’ and ‘Barrie Pavilion’ by Robert France and ‘The Reekie Linn’ by Ian Cameron.

The new format means another 12 photographs are used in smaller size. They are with Forfar printer Astute and the calendar will be on sale from mid-July at the price of £5. This is a major fundraiser for the church and goes from strength to strength each year. Calendars are sent all over the world and much-appreciated by those who receive them, especially if they have lived away for some time. If your club or organisation has news to share, e-mail the information to