Club History

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The club started in 2003 when two of the founding members Alan McNeish and Harry Dalziel did a project called "No Picnic" with the Poverty Alliance. At the end of the project they asked staff at the North West Resource Centre (NWRC) in Lincluden, Dumfries DG2 0BX where the project had been based if it would be possible to do something with them. A project was started with the help and advice from two local photographers, Willie Hiddleston and Earl Gemmell and with access to buildings owned by Historic Scotland, at the end of the project an exhibition was held at NWRC, Lincluden. It was then decided to form a camera club called North West Dumfries Photography Group, which was later changed to Abbey Camera Club.

The club has gone from strength to strength over the years and welcomes all from the beginner to the professional. You don't even need a camera, just come along and you will be made most welcome. Members meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the NWRC and during the summer months, weather permitting, go on photo shoots around the local area. See our syllabus link.

On the 8th July 2011 the club was successful in achieving funding from the "Awards for All" charity. This will help with the purchase of vital equipment to keep the club going forward and be a valuable part of the community.