Talk | Scotland’s Photographer: Robert Moyes Adam

Moyes Adams

Carrying peats, Fladday, Harris, 1937. By Robert Moyes Adam. Image courtesy of University of St Andrews Library: RMA-H-5623

Event: A presentation from the Scottish Society for the History of Photography (SSHoP)

Location: Hosted by Inverness College UHI and available by video conference throughout the UHI network

Date & Time: 15th February, 2017  from 7.00 – 8.30 pm 

In collaboration with the BA(Hons) Culture and Heritage programme at the University of the Highlands and Islands, SSHoP is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a presentation by Dr Peter Moore on the landscape photography of Robert Moyes Adam.

Robert Moyes Adam was Scotland’s foremost landscape photographer and his work is best known from its inclusion in the Scotsman Calendars, the Scots Magazines and many books from the 1930s and 40s. Although based in Edinburgh for the whole of his career, he traveled throughout Scotland and retired to Kingussie, in the Highlands.

The talk describes his life and work and the way in which his photography constructs identity through landscape, both technically and aesthetically. It will include a selection of his most important photographs.

This is a Highland presentation of the lecture given at the St Andrews Photography Festival in 2016 and will be Video Conferenced live from Inverness College UHI, available throughout the University video conference network which extends from Shetland to Campbelltown.

Participants will be able to ask questions and engage with the speaker as well as see and hear the images being discussed. Anyone wishing to attend at one of the UHI centres, or wishing more information on where their nearest centre may be, should contact the organiser Matt Sillars at

The Society is keen to expand access to presentations and talks throughout Scotland and in early February we will begin to develop a network of volunteer hosts to enable people living away from the Central Belt to have greater access to the Society’s work.

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