Milngavie and Bearsden Camera Club is a progressive and enthusiastic photographic society with 73 members, open to those with a keen interest in advancing their enjoyment and skills in photography. Club activities are centred on weekly meetings, held on a Tuesday evening between late September and April.  These normally take place in person at the Community Education Centre in Milngavie although occasional Zoom meetings take place during the season. For enquiries about membership, offers of lectures from experienced speakers, or comments, please read the About page and e-mail the club secretary. Alternatively, you can use the contact form on our ‘About‘ page. Any questions or suggestions for the website will be welcomed by the web editor.

Last website update 15/02/2024


Enter a Competition (Members only) 

See the competitions dates page for the club year 2023-2024. Please note the Hand-in Dates. Competition entries for club members only are made through Members are reminded that all entries in past competitions can also be viewed in photo entry.


This year George Robertson entered an image into the above competition and was delighted to discover it had been accepted. The Masters of Print is an annual UK wide competition organised by the Photographic Alliance of GB (PAGB). The purpose of the competition is to encourage photographic prints of the highest quality for a prestigious Print Exhibition, celebrating the best of PAGB Photography for the Year. 
The accepted image (below) was titled “A moments Reflection”
A total of 1385 images were entered and judging took place in Dec 2023 by a team of three judges. Acceptance is restricted to just 60 prints from 60 different photographers. This makes an Acceptance particularly difficult to achieve – Well done George!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 
The accepted prints will be displayed in public exhibitions opening on Saturday 3rd Feb in St Martins in the Bull Ring, Birmingham and then goes on tour around the UK till late Nov 2024. The images will also be on display at The Photography Show at the NEC during March.

3rd Annual Competition – Tuesday 23rd January 2024

We would like to give a special thanks to SPF judge Dave Ferguson for officiating on the night in his highly professional and often humorous manner.

                                                 Prints 1st Prize                                                                                             DPI 1st Prize


These pictures together with 2nd, 3rd, highly commended and commended  images and the full results of the competition can be accessed by members in the Competitions Section of this website.


Black & White Competition 2023/24 – Tuesday 9th January 2024 

A special thank you goes to our external judge Rob Davis, both for the time taken in evaluating all images and his positive guidance and tips on the unique characteristics of quality black and white photography.

                                                 Prints 1st Prize                                                                                             DPI 1st Prize


These pictures together with 2nd, 3rd, highly commended and commended  images and the full results of the competition can be accessed by members on Photoentry or by anyone in the Competitions Section of this website. 


George Robertson takes MBCC to new heights at the 2023 Amateur Photographer Of The Year Awards

This year’s APOY awards attracted more than 12,500 entries submitted by around 2,500 photographers from around the world. One of these 2,500 photographers was our very own George Robertson. George won merit awards in 5 of the 10 categories, namely Black & White, Travel, Action, Landscape and Macro. Out of the 2,500 global entrants George finished 73=. Thanks to George’s efforts MBCC finished 19= on the overall club leaderboard and the 2nd highest ranking club in Scotland. If these results can be achieved by George alone, then let us see what we can achieve as a club next year by joining George in his marvellous efforts.

Season Syllabus 2023-24

Under the management of our Syllabus Secretary Elaine Prior, a wide range of of new speakers and presenters have been secured for the current season. During the 2023-24 season we have returned to the pre-pandemic situation of meeting in person. Only a small number of lectures will be available on Zoom, that is, generally during some of the winter months or when distant or international speakers present via the internet .      

February 2024

Tues 20th   Inter Club Competition V Hub Singer      Judge: Libby Smith

Tues 27th   From Harris to Hokkaido    Speaker: Ian Tully  Ian will bring us up to date on his long term project to photograph the Isle of Harris and pose the question, what’s it all about anyway?. Ian will give also give us a first impression of his trip to Hokkaido in Japan in January



Tues 5th     Evolving a Creative Eye: Glasgow & Beyond     Speaker: Margaret Rainey

Tues 12th    Robert Simpson Trophy    Judged by the Club Members      HAND IN BY 5th MAR

Tues 19th    High Speed Photography of Birds in Flight     Speaker: Marko Trebusak

Tues 26th    Inter Club Competition V Kirkintilloch CC     Judge: Ken Lindsay


Visit the Syllabus Section of the Website for the full programme for Season 2023-24