Three views of Islay pro-am photographic exhibition for Dunoon

The Burgh Hall Pop Up Shop in Argyll Street in Dunoon is the venue for an exhibition with a political difference which has previously been exhibited in the Scottish Parliament and in the Gaelic College on Islay.

Opening on Friday 6th November three photographers with different connections with Islay present a total of 24 photographs showing aspects of the island in different lights and settings.

Professional photographer, Mark Unsworth, who runs Islay Studios leads the group, with the remaining two participants better known in other spheres.

One is Labour politician and longtime Islay resident, George Robertson, former Secretary General of NATO, now Lord Robertson of Port Ellen – who went to school in Dunoon and is a personal bridge between these two distinctive parts of Argyll.

The second is local SNP MSP and fome Education Secretary, Michael Russell, who lives near Colintraive.

George Robertson and Michael Russell are both keen photographers who have exhibited on occasion elsewhere. The three way collaboration first took place in August 2013 as a result of a request from the Festival of Politics held in the Scottish Parliament. The exhibition was then seen at Islay’s Gaelic College,  Ionad Chaluim Chille Ile. It is now coming to Dunoon for a two week run prior to Christmas.

The opening night launch on 6th November will be sponsored by Western Ferries.

The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday 7th to Thursday 19th November between 12noon and 4pm [except Sundays and Mondays].

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