About Us

Fort William Photographic Society

We are a friendly club, encompassing a broad range of age and ability.  We have a varied and stimulating program throughout the seasons with guests speakers, practical workshops, and photo-walks.  Members are encouraged to show their photos for positive, helpful feedback.  All activities provide opportunities to exchange ideas with each other and learn more about the art and science of photography.

The idea for setting up a photographic Society in Fort William came from Laird Armando Rodríguez Bárcenas Jr. a Lecturer of Inverness College UHI, with the help from Paul & Pauline Selby The inaugural meeting was held on 10th April 2012, where the first committee was formed.

The Society meets every First and Third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at
The Salvation Army Hall (Fort William)
Glen Nevis Place
Fort William, Highland Scotland
PH33 6DA

Workshops /Photo-Walks
take place on the Third Tuesday of the month depending on the season and the subject being covered will be a workshop indoors or a Photo-Walk.

once per month we go away on an all-day activity giving us the opportunity to gel with one and other and also share skills with others by working on groups this happens on the third Saturday of every month.  and depending on the area we visit we could visit other Photography Club members. 

For further information please contact the Club Secretary


Our First members meeting at The Nevis Centre 10th April 2012

Over 17 Members attended Photo Walk to Ballachulish Quarry

Over the years topics at meetings have included: composition, macro photography, wildlife, moths, picture framing, sport, local geology, photo stacking, flash photography and equipment.  We have seen photos from Sikkim, Iceland, Antarctica and members’ holiday photos.

Club photo walks have included: Glencoe Lochan, Ballachulish Quarry, Corriechoillie, Treasures of the Earth, Glenfinnan, Glen Nevis, Duisky, Corr, Lundavra, Achnacarry, and Fort William High Street.  At the meeting following a photo walk, we show the photos we’ve taken and marvel at all the different interpretations.

Donation of £200.00 From the Rotary Club Lochaber (RCL)
Presented by Sheena Frazer (Chairlady and Donald Young Secretary of RCL)
to Armando Rodríguez Bárcenas Jr (Chairman of Fort Wiliam Photographic Society)

FWPS Members enjoy a practical evening


The society has taken a stand at the Fort William Rotary Club Christmas Fair and also displayed at the Fort William Mountain Festival.

Seven Years on… 2012 -2022

It is our Goal to participate in our local community events and also to exhibit our work in a local venue. 

Are you visiting Fort William? 
We welcome visitors from all corners of the earth so make sure to drop us a line or two and we could get together and share some harmony.