Appeal for photographs of Preston Tower

Prestonpans community council are looking for photographs of Preston Tower to help with its restoration. If you have any photographs of Preston Tower in your collection please email them to, together with dates when they were taken. You can also click this sentence to add photos to their original Facebook post.

28 April 2022 (AGM and Presentation of Trophies)

The 2020/22 Musselburgh Camera Club season ended on 28th April 2022 with the AGM and the presentation of trophies. This season we have been presenting our meetings in a hybrid format where they are hosted at the Fisherrow Centre but broadcast live by Zoom, which has given members a choice of how to attend. Zoom has again allowed us to reach out to judges, speakers and clubs who would normally have been too far away to visit us. For example, we had another live meeting with Mölnlycke Fotoclubb in Sweden. Zoom also gave us the added bonus of being able to share some speakers with Beeslack Pencuick Camera Club. The hybrid format and remote judging meant that most competitions were still in a digital format, although this year’s Human Portrait Print Competition gave members an opportunity to practice printing and mounting. We hope club meetings will return to a more normal meeting format next season, although we will be keeping the Zoom option because of the opportunities it brings.

Members had an opportunity during the evening to suggest and vote for the topics for next year’s set subject competitions. The top results were:

  1. Castles
  2. Wildlife
  3. Landscape
  4. Black & White

The AGM finished with a presentation of trophies and medals to those present in the room and with trophies delivered to those who attended by Zoom. The full list of winners can be found on the following page:

Trophy Winners – 2021/2022

Although the AGM brings the formal 2021/22 season to an end, there will be informal meetings by Zoom every Thursday evening throughout the summer. We have also restarted our summer print exhibition in local libraries, with a schedule on the following page:

2022 Library Exhibitions

Our first meeting of the 2022/23 season will be on Thursday, 1st September 2022. We have another programme packed with local and remote speakers to look forward to. I hope to see you then.

Steven Beard

The 158th Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography 2022

Doug Berndt would like to let Musselburgh Camera Club members know that the Edinburgh International is open for entries. There’s a 10% discount for group entries of 10 or more. Doug says being local, to save postage, prints could either be dropped off at Mailboxes Etc at 96 Rose Street or contact him for a time when EPS is open. If prints are marked for collection, all could be retrieved after the exhibition from EPS. Entrants also get free entry to the exhibition and can collect a copy of the printed catalogue. Visiting the exhibition is all the sweeter when you have one or more of your own prints selected!

Click this link for more information:

Volunteers needed for the 2022 MCC Library Exhibition

I am delighted to tell members that the Musselburgh Camera Club library exhibition will be starting again this year. The club is looking for volunteers on the following dates to help with the exhibition change-overs:

  • 7th May 2022:
    • Pick up from Fisherrow and set up at Port Seton library
  • 21st May 2022:
    • Transfer from Port Seton library to Prestonpans library
  • 4th June 2022:
    • Transfer from Prestonpans library to Gullane library
  • 18th June 2022:
    • Transfer from Gullane library to Longniddry library
  • 2nd July 2022:
    • Transfer from Longniddry library to Musselburgh library
  • 16th July 2022:
    • Take down from Musselburgh library and return to Fisherrow.

We need at least 2 volunteers to help with each transfer, and I would be happy to volunteer for the Port Seton setup and Prestonpans change-overs. I have a volunteer sheet which we can pass around at Fisherrow. If you are planning to come to Fisherrow this week please sign the sheet if you would like to volunteer. Otherwise, please email me at .

Prints needed for display at the Fisherrow Centre

Joe Fowler has obtained some picture frames we can use to restore our display of photographs on the wall of room G3 at the Fisherrow Centre. We now need a selection of interesting recent photographs from members to show off the work of the club.

If you have any photographs you would like displayed, please bring a print to the next club meeting and give it to Joe Fowler. The frames can take up to A3-sized prints. You can either bring in an A3 print to fit the frame without a mount, or bring in an A4 print and Joe will cut a mount to suit the frame. We are looking for about 6-10 images from as many members as possible.

Musselburgh Rugby Club Photoshoot

The club has received the following message:

Good afternoon. My name is Scott Johnston and I help run the Scottish Police Rugby Section and we are hosting our first game in over 2 years on Wednesday the 15th September at Musselburgh Rugby Club. It’s an evening kick off (7:30pm) and the game is being used as a trial match to pick our national team to take on the English police later this year.

I was wondering if any of your members would be interested in attending and taking some pictures of the match.


Please contact Elaine Gilroy ( if you would like to get in touch with Scott.

The 2021 Tour of Britain – 11th September 2021

The Hawick to Edinburgh stage of the 2021 Tour of Britain cycle race takes place on 11th September 2021. The route takes the cyclists through the Scottish borders and offers the opportunity to photograph cyclists against a scenic backdrop. Full information can be found on the Tour of Britain web site (link below).

Battle of Prestonpans, 18-19 September 2021

The Battle of Prestonpans re-enactment takes place this year at Greenhills park in Prestonpans during the weekend of Saturday, 18th and Sunday, 19th September 2021. More information and tickets can be found at the following link:

There are also some online events taking place to commemorate the battle. See the following links for more information:

ROSL Photography Competition

The club has been contacted with information about the Royal Overseas League photography competition, which is free to enter and open to everyone over the age of 18. The competition is open until 6th September 2021 and is accepting digital images on the theme of “International Friendship”. Not many of us have travelled overseas recently, but perhaps you have some images which fit the subject?

Visit this link for more information:

Prints of Musselburgh Needed for Fisherrow Centre

The Fisherrow Centre are looking for some nice prints of Musselburgh (such as the harbour or river Esk) to be displayed on a wall in a small upstairs room they have recently upgraded. They have funding for the upgrade, so they could pay for new prints if necessary.

If you have any nice shots of Musselburgh you would be happy to see displayed on a wall at the Fisherrow Centre, please let me know ( and I’ll pass on your details. It sounds like an opportunity to advertise your work and advertise the club.

All the best,