Peter Cairns Photography

Custom site and CMS in .NET

I’ve been a freelance nature and conservation photographer since 2000 and was a founding director of The Wild Media Foundation, the Social Enterprise behind projects such as Tooth & Claw, Highland Tiger, 2020VISION and the Scottish Nature Photography Festival. In 2015 I founded SCOTLAND:The Big Picture, a company dedicated to producing compelling visual media that promotes the benefits of a wilder Scotland.

Stewart Grant Photographer

Site and custom CMS in .NET for Stewart

Stewart Grant – Photographer


– covering wedding, portrait and commercial and corporate photography throughout the Scottish Highlands.  My HQ is situated in the picturesque town of Grantown-on-Spey, in the Cairngorms National Park.

Document Scotland

A customised WordPress site for Document Scotland.


Three prominent Scottish photographers are today launching Document Scotland, a new initiative which aims to promote, encourage and support documentary photography in their homeland.

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Colin McPherson and Stephen McLaren are Scots-born photographers with a passion for documentary photography. Each has been working internationally for the last decade. Now they are turning their lenses on Scotland to document the social, cultural and economic issues facing the country today.


2020VISION has been a wonderful project to be involved with, over the lifecycle from its launch in 2010, to 2014.  The site now forms an archive of the project.   I designed a custom CMS to manage the data from 20 photographers’ assignments, galleries, project details, geolocation data, videos… and a wordpress blog for the photographers’ diaries..

Britain’s most ambitious conservation visual media initiative … ever!
20 photographers | 20 assignments | 1 vision … to show the link between healthy ecosystems and healthy people. In other words…

A wilder Britain is good for us!

Colin McPherson – The Forman Collection

Its always a delight working with Colin – he’s a talented photographer with a great eye.

The Forman Collection represents the first permanent display of photographs from Colin McPherson’s acclaimed project entitled Catching the Tide, documenting the Salmon netters around the Scottish coast.

Wild Media Foundation

This commission involved designing a custom CMS to manage the site as well as graphical work.

In an age dominated by visual media, creative imagery is a powerful communication tool that can promote a wider understanding and appreciation of the natural world – this is what defines the Wild Media Foundation.

Working alongside other disciplines, our job is quite simply to bring nature’s stories closer to people’s lives. If not winning hearts and minds, then at least opening them.

Wild Wonders of Europe

I worked with Wild Wonders of Europe over the main 3 years of the project, designing and managing multiple blogs, searchable galleries, featured interviews, videos, an annual international phtographic competition with public voting system – and more!   I built a complete CMS for managing the site, and managed the database.

The site was developed over several incarnations.  The current site is an archive and still uses aspects of my designs, although I left the project as its active lifecycle came to an end.

The world’s largest ever nature photography project: 60 photographers, more than 100 missions across 45 countries of Europe, to bring us images of wild nature in Europe.


I have tremendously enjoyed working with Scottish based nature photographer and photo-journalist Peter Cairns. Many of the images and ideas you will find on the site revolve around the wildlife and wild places of northern Scotland. Coverage extends further afield to Scandinavia, Europe and the USA and features the political and environmental issues that accompany modern-day wildlife management worldwide.

The site has an online booking system together with custom back-office management systems.

The site also offers Northshots photo-tours, wildlife photographic adventures, hide rental, and an online store for books, prints, and photo-tours.