‘Under the Surface’ – a celebration of the Moray Firth’s biodiversity

The images from 'Under the Surface' come from a summer 2007 festival held in Cromarty, (Sea Cromarty Sparkle), celebrating the sea as part of Scotland’s Year of Highland Culture. The exhibition was developed by Peter Tilbrook, a longstanding resident of Cromarty and a professional conservationist. 

Under the SurfaceUsing around 100 stunning images, mostly taken by professional photographers, 20 one metre square banners were created on various themes. These were mounted on buildings in Cromarty in order to make them more accessible to locals and visitors, making a visual tour round the village.

This project has been funded by The Crown Estate and the Moray Firth Partnership. 

In order to give this exhibition further exposure, the 20 themed banners (plus an introductory promotional one) are here put on the Highland Biodiversity web site. You can view the images by clicking on the thumbnails.

Credits and Supporters

The exhibition has been organised by Peter Tilbrook with help from Ben Leyshon, John McNaught and George Brown. They are very grateful to the following photographers (particularly Sue Scott, who provided most of the pictures) for the use of their spectacular images

The Banners Could Come to You!

If anyone around the Moray Firth is interested in using the banners, they are available to borrow from the Moray Firth Partnership. The exhibition can, of course, be mounted in one space outside (e.g. a town square) or inside a building. There is also the possibility that funding could be found for the production of paper versions of the banners at a slightly reduced scale for easier internal presentation.


The Moray Firth Partnership, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW.
Telephone: (01463) 225 530.

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