Meet our judges
Lorne has been a professional environmental photographer for over 20 years, firstly with the former Countryside Commission for Scotland and now with Scottish Natural Heritage. A graduate of Edinburgh’s Napier College, his award-winning career has included success in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions, as well as in the British Wildlife Photography Awards.
Graham specialises in landscape and nature photography and his striking portfolio has been published in Scottish Life magazine in the USA, D&G Life magazine, the Visit Southern Scotland website and is used extensively on the regional Tweed Valley website. Graham has just launched a new website - click HERE.
Richard is the editor of Scottish Field and Scots Heritage magazines, senior features writer for Scotland on Sunday and a contributor to several magazines. An award-winning writer, Richard has worked for the Independent, The Times, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian and Observer. He has also written ten books.
Laura Miller - Nature Condensed judge
Laura has been working at the forefront of Scottish broadcasting for almost a decade. As a reporter for STV News, she covered some of the biggest stories in recent times including the Referendum, the Commonwealth Games and the London Olympics. She is also a trained video journalist, shooting and editing her own feature reports.
Laura is now the main anchor for STV’s flagship news programme in the East of Scotland, the STV News at Six, presented from Edinburgh.
Fiona Bird - Nature's Foragers judge
Fiona is a graduate of The University of St Andrews, mother of six and a former BBC Masterchef finalist.
She divides her time between Angus and the Outer Hebridean Isle of South Uist, where her husband is the local doctor. Fiona is often seen on her bicycle with a basket full of seaweed or wild edibles.
Fiona is the author of Kids’ Kitchen (Barefoot Books 2009), The Forager’s Kitchen (Cico Books 2013) and Seaweed in the Kitchen (Prospect Books 2015). She is a wild food blogger for The Huffington Post UK and is currently working on Wild Kids (Cico Books) and a book about Christian Food Celebrations (Wild Goose Publications).