It is a privilege to serve as President of Paisley Colour Photographic Club for another year. In that capacity it is my pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to all - members, lecturers, judges and friends. I trust you have all had a memorable and photographically productive summer particularly enjoying and capturing the highlights of Scotland’s Year of Homecoming and especially the excitement of the Commonwealth Games.

As ever, our winter syllabus is interesting and varied, maintaining the excellent standard which we have come to expect. Along with a number of our own members there will be lectures from a spectrum of Scottish based photographers and visits from Jane Black and John Chamberlin from England and Margaret Salisbury making the journey to join us from Wales. One of the highlights is the visit of renowned natural historian, internationally respected and well published photographer Laurie Campbell who will deliver the 3rd Winifred Brown Memorial Lecture.

We look forward to continuing our relationship with West College Scotland and I would express our sincere gratitude to Principal Audrey Cumberford for her encouragement and support.

We have also formed an association with the Glasgow City of Science project and I would encourage PCPC members to follow and participate in the many exciting and varied initiatives, details of which can be found at

Finally I would thank our members for their loyal and invaluable support both to the Club and to me personally and look forward to that continuing during what I am confident will prove to be another exciting and successful session. It is always a pleasure to share our very special hobby and enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded friends which PCPC provides. I look forward to doing just that during the forthcoming session.

Fiona McEwan