Local photographer captures awards glory

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HAWICK photographer John Parris has been named Scottish Master Photographer of the year.

The Hislop Gardens resident (pictured) received the accolade at the prestigious Scottish Master Awards bash in Edinburgh, where he also won Scottish Portrait Photographer of the Year.

He said: “I was blown away when I was told I’d won. I knew I had a strong image, but it’s always difficult when you’re competing at that level against the quality of the other photographers.”

It comes hot on the heels of the British Institute of Professional Photography awards where he won silver in the UK People and Portrait Photographer of the Year category.

Mr Parris’s wife, Sandra, last year won the UK Fuji Wedding Photographer of the Year.