Poll: Vote now for the 2019 Shetland Times Calendar Competition

The shortlist has been drawn up and now the decision is down to you.

More than 120 entries have been submitted for the 2019 Shetland Times Calendar Competition.

And after some careful deliberation and Shetland Times photographer Dave Donaldson casting his eye over the submissions, the number has been whittled down to 12.

From wildlife to striking landscape scenes, aerial shots and colourful snaps, there has been a real mixture.

Now it’s up to you to decide who will grace the calendar next year.

Cast your vote below. The poll closes at 5pm on Monday 26th November.


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  • Scott Tomlinson

    • November 22nd, 2018 17:37

    Best Shetland has to offer!

  • Barbara Frankham

    • November 22nd, 2018 18:18

    So many lovely photos but I just love the Puffins and this photo shows their grace

  • Ross Sutherland

    • November 22nd, 2018 18:29

    All the photos for the 2019 calendar are excellent, we really are so lucky to live somewhere so beautiful. I thought that there would have been at least one photo of all the whales that have been seen all around Shetland this year in the 12 pictures for the poll, as there has been a lot of spectacular photos of a lot of different species of whales around this year.

  • Mark Smith

    • November 22nd, 2018 20:08

    Stunning picture by Brian grey. A credit to Shetland for photography, fitting for our tourist season

  • Eoin McCoustra

    • November 22nd, 2018 22:00

    Amazing photo

  • Susan Mitchell

    • November 22nd, 2018 22:25

    Beautiful pic Steve

  • Tony Birrell

    • November 22nd, 2018 22:50

    This photo reminds me so much as a little boy who grew up in shetland, really fantastic photo

  • stephanie moar

    • November 22nd, 2018 22:53

    Brian gray
    He captures the spectacular colours of shetlands aurora which is unique. A beautiful picture which takes you away into another world….. fairyland! Mesmorizing

  • John Halvorsen

    • November 22nd, 2018 22:59

    I’ve followed Steve Birrell’s work for some time now. In my opinion he is one best photographers Shetland has ever produced. With the ability to see the true beauty of his surroundings, he tells a simple, yet powerful narrative, conveying the raw beauty of these rugged and beautiful islands. He has that rare ability to not just take a photograph; but to take it’s viewer on a journey, capturing Shetland in all it’s rugged beauty, often using the power of natural light to convey atmosphere whilst focusing in on intimate subjects.

  • Theresa Wadley

    • November 23rd, 2018 5:37

    Great photos

  • James Johnson

    • November 23rd, 2018 5:47

    I believe that Brian Grey’s photo captures the true beauty of a calm Shetland night

  • James bisett

    • November 23rd, 2018 8:01

    Steven birrell absolutely fab photo!!

  • Kelly reid

    • November 23rd, 2018 9:24

    This is a beautiful picture of the lighthouse

  • Jens Lundgaard

    • November 23rd, 2018 9:49

    As always, Steve Birrell seems to catch the very soul of both nature and man-made structures in one.

  • David Spence

    • November 23rd, 2018 11:31

    Brian Gray

  • Susan ewart

    • November 23rd, 2018 11:45

    Beautiful photograph love the colours

  • Wendy Gunn

    • November 23rd, 2018 11:54

    Love Steve’s photos, used to live in Shetland

  • whendie Bushell

    • November 23rd, 2018 11:59

    Love everything about this wonderful photograph.
    Captures the Shetlands perfectly.
    Would love this photograph on my lounge wall.
    Certainly makes we want to visit the Shetlands to see this for myself.
    Stunning xxx

  • Jayne Smalley

    • November 23rd, 2018 11:59

    Such a dramatic picture. It captures everything.

  • Eric Burgess-Ray

    • November 23rd, 2018 16:18

    Brian Gray – brilliant composition and colour..

  • Graham Fleming

    • November 23rd, 2018 17:22

    Bryan Mulholland, Croft and da merrie dancers,boannie aald Shetlaun.No 1.

  • AJ

    • November 23rd, 2018 17:30


  • Ashleigh Butler

    • November 23rd, 2018 18:36

    Brian Gray photo of the authors is amazing

  • Stuart Reeder

    • November 23rd, 2018 20:55

    John Johnson, in a class of its own above all the others

  • Jamieson Gilardi

    • November 23rd, 2018 23:46

    Barry’s picture captures a scene one can witness all times of the year when strolling along the banks.


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