Catching the Tide: A documentary about my quest to capture the final days of Scotland’s salmon netting industry.
(now available on demand through and

In the early 1990s, I embarked on a project that would take me to the heart of one of Scotland’s fast disappearing communities - the salmon net fishermen. Since then, I have spent many days - and nights - photographing them at work. The result to date is over 180 stunning colour and black & white images.

Shot on the panoramic beaches of north east Scotland, this documentary film weaves together the story of the demise of the salmon netting industry with that of my creative journey.

Duration: 24 minutes
Colin McPherson
Lighting Camera: 
Neville Kidd
Sound Recordist: 
Douglas Kerr
Camera Assistant: 
Francis MacNeil
Simon Fildes
On-line editor: 
Ian Ballantyne
Sound Designer: 
John Cobban
Executive Producers
: Henry Eagless, 
Becky Lloyd, 
Agnes Wilkie
: Simon Fildes
, Katrina McPherson
Katrina McPherson

A Goat Media Ltd production for
 Scottish Screen, Scottish TV and Grampian TV
© Goat Media Ltd 2005

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