This Scotland: Catching the Tide: A documentary about photographer Colin McPherson’s quest to capture the final days of Scotland’s salmon netting industry.

(now available on demand through and

In the early 1990s, photojournalist Colin McPherson embarked on a project that would take him to the heart of one of Scotland’s fast disappearing communities - the salmon net fishermen. Since then, he has 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 Colin’s 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

C. Goat Media Ltd 2005


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