Seeking budding photographers!

Last updated: Wednesday, 26 April 2023

It’s true, a picture paints a thousand words.

We could tell you all about our travel passes and how they can help you #UnlockScotland (great value, flexible travel, incredible views en route… the list goes on). But there is no better way to bring Scotland’s majestic scenery and rich, vibrant history and culture to life, than seeing the images of people’s genuine experiences.

We’ve had some incredible adventurers out exploring with ScotRail, using the whole range of our travel passes: Tristan and Jawn headed north to unearth the history of the Highlands and Orkney with the Spirit of Scotland Travel Pass; Berriestagram ventured past her city base and explored more with the Edinburgh Days Out Travel Pass; while Finding Scotland journeyed west with the Glasgow version; and we even took Kristy Ashton island hopping from Perth, to discover Mull with Rail & Sail.

Each explorer captured some truly incredible imagery along the way, inspiring their followers to head off on their own adventures and #UnlockScotland with ScotRail.

This is your chance to get involved.

From its hidden gems and ancient castles, to city breaks and coastal walks, ScotRail is challenging all budding photographers to share the images that capture their experience discovering Scotland. This is your chance to not only take some epic photographs, but win a 15-day adventure across Scotland with the Spirit of Scotland Travel Pass (worth £179 each) and have your image published in The Herald.

The Spirit of Scotland Travel Pass offers eight days of travel over 15 and covers train, coach and bus – the ultimate ticket to explore Scotland. The winner will receive a pass for them and a friend, plus spending money towards accommodation and activities to enjoy along the way.

The winning image will be selected by a talented panel, including top Scottish travel and lifestyle Instagrammer, Berriestgram and professional photographer Colin Mearns from The Herald.

The competition is live from 6 August to 17 September 2017, with the winning picture published in The Herald the following week.

To enter, simply share an image that captures the corner of Scotland you have discovered with @MyScotRail on Twitter or Instagram , using #UnlockScotland.

Terms and Conditons

  • All images submitted using #UnlockScotland will be considered
  • Competition runs from 00:01 06.08.17 to 11:59 17.09.17
  • Only images submitted between the times and dates above will be considered
  • Images submitted must be photographers own
  • ScotRail and The Herald have the right to use submitted images on social and in print (crediting the owner)
Happy Snapping!
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