And the calendar winners are...

The Buchan Observer’s Beautiful Buchan 2016 calendar competition has produced an impressive portfolio and we are delighted to announce the winners.

Earlier this year we asked our readers to send in their impressive photographs and we admit it was tough choosing the final 36!

Sand eels search me, puffin at Bullers o'Buchan by Peter Lewis is the calendar front cover photo

Sand eels search me, puffin at Bullers o'Buchan by Peter Lewis is the calendar front cover photo

We had a great selection of pictures capturing scenes from across the Buchan area in every mood and light - from sunrises to sunsets, in snow and sun, and coast and countryside.

It really has been an eye-catching competition not only showing how stunning the Buchan area is in all its diversity, but also how creative the readers of the Buchanie are.

Back in July we put the photos to a public vote and we received a fantastic response so thanks to all who took the time to choose their favourites.

The top 13 images chosen by you, our readers, will be made into a ‘Beautiful Buchan’ calendar for 2016, which will be on sale towards the end of the year.

It will enable folk from across the Buchan area (and possibly beyond) to enjoy the captivating scenery which we are blessed with all year round.

Details of when the calendar will be available to purchase will be announced nearer the time so keep an eye out for more information in a future edition of the paper.

Finally, we would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit photos at the start of the competition and congratulate those who made the final 13.

It’s time to find out if your favourite photographs made our calendar!