Dog Sledding, Alaska

Alastair Scott

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Tel: 013398 81163
int: + 44 13398 811631
Mbl: 07788 747 413



Maori girl

Born in Edinburgh. After university and training as a photographer, I embarked on a five-year hitch-hiking journey round the world, for the most part wearing a kilt, visiting and photographing sixty countries on six continents.   This provided the foundations of a slide library which I've run since 1984, and launched a trilogy of travel books about my experiences and impressions.

Subsequent journeys include cycling 5000 miles behind the Iron Curtain shortly before it fell, making a winter sled dog traverse of Alaska to the Bering Sea, rowing a Highland birlinn through the Hebrides, two transatlantic yacht deliveries and solo circumnavigations of Ireland and the Faroes.   After living on the Isle of Skye for many years, my wife, Sheena, and I are currently based in Aberdeenshire.

My work focuses on:

  • Photo Library
    People, places, lifestyles;   quality images from around the globe
    A special in-depth collection on Scotland

  • Photographic commissions
    Landscapes, portraits, promotions, illustrations, artistic

  • Writing Books
    Ten titles to date - travel literature, guide, novel

  • Lecturing
    On travel writing & fiction, travel photography and illustrated talks on my journeys

  • Journalism, Reviewing & Broadcasting

  • Sailing - Charter Skipper

Other interests:
Hill running, playing concertina, woodwork, knots, camping, canoeing, reading, Buddhism, meditation

Mayan head, Yucatan

Mayan head, Yucatan