Southern Hebrides Landscape Photography Workshop

Isle of Islay & Jura

6th – 12th March 2022

For those who love truly remote, beautiful places, a landscape photography workshop for you to develop your photography on one of the most remote and under-explored Scottish islands.


Duration: 6 nights / 5 days

Accommodation: No.1 Charlotte Street Hotel in Port Ellen with breakfast - Booking is your own responsibility

Included: Tuition only. Day trip to Jura included. Option for collection in Glasgow to travel to the Island together 

Excluded: Meals & drinks, Accommodation, Camera & travel insurance.

Fitness level: Moderate – most locations within walking distance of parking.

What to bring - Bring warm, waterproof clothing, cameras and tripods. Tripod, filters, remote shutters, memory cards and a laptop if you can.

Travel Planning - Please do not hesitate to ask if you need journey planning advice. We will arrange to collect you from the agreed meeting location.

Cost: £1000

Tutors: Margaret Soraya

Remote Landscape Photography Workshop on the Isle of Islay

An opportunity to take part in a bespoke landscape photography workshop in a remote and under-explored Scottish island.

Expect to be cut off from the real world for a few days, immersed in the wild open spaces of some of the finest and emptiest beaches you will ever see. As well as photographing landscapes and seascapes, this is an opportunity for you to recharge your personal batteries and reinvigorate your photographic practice through connecting with nature. I have secured a series of self-catering houses close to the beach on Islay, which gives you the freedom to explore yourself if you choose.

Join me for a few days on this incredible island!

During the days, we will be out in the landscape but will match our pace to those taking part so that everyone can feel relaxed and suitably rested. We will be taking a day trip to Jura, an untamed island known as one of the wildest places in Scotland. It is located off the mainland's west coast. The long and narrow island is known for its soaring mountains, whisky and population of just 200 people, outnumbered by its population of deer.


will include some of the following:

The roaring waves and sheer expanse of Machir Bay
Options to pop by a distillery or two!
Kilnaughton Lighthouse and the singing sands
Loch Gruinart RSPB reserve
Saligo Bay
A day trip to Jura with views to the Paps of Jura

landscape photography workshop


No1 Charlotte Street Hotel, bed and breakfast basis in a charming hotel overlooking the water.

Margaret Soraya

Margaret specialises in photographing some of Scotland’s most remote and wild places and has photographed landscapes for 23 years. She is fascinated by the connection between wellness and being in nature and how solitude in the outdoors can be revitalising for introverts.

She has a deep love of Islay and has visited on many occasions in search of the best places for this workshop. Islay is little known photographically which will allow you space to develop your own vision.

Margaret is a gentle and kind teacher with a passion for helping you learn and develop.

margaret soraya on cliff top