Rachel captures the beauty of NE castles

Rachel captures the beauty of Fyvie Castle in her photograph for her final year project.
Rachel captures the beauty of Fyvie Castle in her photograph for her final year project.

A Peterhead photography student was inspired by childhood trips to historic north-east buildings to create her final year project at Robert Gordon University (RGU).

Rachael Webster (20), who is studying commercial photography at RGU’s Gray’s School of Art, has captured a series of images of National Trust for Scotland (NTS) properties from around the north-east, which were unveiled at the art school this week.

Among the images she has captured are Fyvie Castle near Turriff, Craigievar Castle near Alford and Brodie Castle near Forres.

Rachael said: “As a child my family were members of the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) and we used to have many family outings to the locations which I have photographed for this project.

“I have a personal connection and memories with most of them and re-visiting these with a new view as a young adult and from a different perspective has brought back this joy and shown a new light on just how important supporting this organisation has been.

“I also aimed to focus on showing the beauty of the landscape in which these buildings are set and how picturesque these locations are,” she said.

A selection of Rachel’s images will appear in the art school’s Degree Show exhibition which will be held next month.

“It will be a great opportunity to share my own work with people, promote myself as a photographer and celebrate the hard work that’s gone into getting my degree,” added Rachel.