Red Grouse WorkshopLammermuir Hills Scottish Borders
One to One or One to Two full or half days
One to One full day £150 – One to One half day £75
One to Two full day £80 per person – One to Two half day £45 per person
Dates to suit, mid-week or weekends
All levels of experience and ability welcome
Come and photograph the iconic red grouse on the Lammermuir Hills in the Borders Region of Scotland. I have been photographing these remarkable birds on these hills for nearly fifteen years and can offer an insight into their habits and behavioral activities
These iconic moorland birds make their home on the heather moorland and are very good at blending into this upland habitat. They feed on the tender shoots from the young heather plants that are spread all across these Scottish uplands.
You will need to bring your own photographic equipment, a 500mm lens is ideal but a 300mm with converters also good. 100 – 400mm zoom lenses are good. The Lammermuir Hills landscape may present you with opportunities for landscape photography, so if you have a wide angle lens then this would also give you a chance to capture some beautiful landscape images.
The cost of a One to One workshop – full day £150 – One to One half day £75
One to Two full day – £80 per person – One to Two half day £45 per person
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to hold the booking,
The reservation is only made when the deposit has been received
from you and the booking confirmed via email from
Ron McCombe Wildlife Photography.
Deposits paid are not refundable, balance for the workshop is due one month before start date of the workshop.
Unless notice of cancellation is received before the balance payment date, the balance will remain payable and
It is advised that you take out travel insurance to cover your costs in case of sickness and unforeseen
Please see our Terms & Conditions
Deposits paid are not refundable, balance for the workshop is due one month before start date of the workshop. Unless notice of cancellation is received before the balance payment date, the balance will remain payable and due. It is advised that you take out travel insurance to cover your cost in case of sickness and unforeseen eventualities.
Please see our Terms & Conditions
Prime lenses are ideal, 400mm, 500mm and good sizes, 300mm with a teleconverter would also be a good size. Zoom lenses 100 – 400 etc. are a good size. A large bean bag and tripod are useful. Subdued or camouflage clothing is a must, waterproof jacket and trousers. Spare batteries, and CF cards.
There are more images of the Red Grouse Here
Red Grouse Workshop interest form
If you would like a print or use of any of the pictures on my site or would like to commision a piece of work plese don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to discuss your requirements.
Isle of Mull Otter Photography Workshop with Ron McCombe: Jan 2018
Just spent 4 days with Ron an his wife on Mull. The accommodation was excellent and Lynne provided excellent meals. We found 7 to 9 otters everyday and got some great shots, nearly all from the roads. Ron was very insistent about the welfare of the otters and we soon backed of if we felt they were not happy. I learned a great deal about their behavior and being able to try and anticipate their movements. We also saw a White Tailed Eagle very close on a rock, which had just taken a Red Throated Diver. Golden Eagles, Harriers, divers and lots of other species were also seen. Avery worthwhile trip, run superbly, definitely a must, think I will probably do it again. Lots of snow which was the icing on the cake.
Richard Stacey……………. East Anglia
Isle of Mull Otter Photography Workshop with Ron McCombe: Jan 2017
“I have been to the Isle of Mull many times over the years but have never been able to get any decent Otter photographs. Seeing Otters on Mull is relatively easy, but getting good photographs is a completely different matter. I therefore decided to book the Otter Photography Trip with Ron McCombe, mainly because his Otter photo’s from previous trips were superb. I arrived at the accommodation on Saturday evening and was very pleasantly surprised at the excellent standard of the house – a lovely large open lounge, dining area and kitchen with underfloor heating, very spacious bedrooms, most with on-suite bathrooms. I was immediately made to feel very welcome by Ron and his wife Lynne and given an overview of the next 4 days.
Within just a few short hours on Day 1, we were onto Otters, not just distant views, but close enough to start taking decent photo’s – I was delighted – what a great start. As the day progressed I was able to watch and study the Otter activity, learn to predict their behavoir and what was going to happen next. Ron continuously shared tips and advice on the Otters and camera settings, which has taken him many, many years in the field to learn himself.
As each day progressed we got closer and closer to many different Otters and the photo’s just got better and better. I cannot believe how many great shots I had in the bag. Each evening (after a fabulous home cooked three course meal) we reviewed our photo’s and Ron shared his workflow and processing techniques. During moving from one Otter site to the next, we also picked up many more sightings and photo’s of Mull’s other wildlife – Red Deer, Golden Eagle, Sea Eagle, Hen Harrier, Curlew etc etc. One key issue for me was that the welfare of the Otters always came first and if it looked like they were concerned about our prescence, we backed away.
It was a fantastic 4 days and I came away not only with many great images but I had also learned so much.
The trip far exceeded my expectations and I would like to thank Ron for a superb four days.”
David Naylor – Darbyshire