25th Anniversary for JMP

John MacLean Photography commenced business on 23rd February, 1993.

I would like to thank all my customers past and present for their support. Here’s to the next 25 years!


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Framing of paintings

Another completed bespoke framing, this time of a fine study of nesting gannets on Boreray, St. Kilda by island artist Elaine Murray.

The painting was mounted behind archival quality antique white board in a white-painted/limewaxed wood frame.

I specialise in making frames to customers’ individual requirements: excellent art should have excellent presentation. Wherever possible, frame mouldings used are approved by the Forest Stewardship Council, which certifies woods sourced from responsibly-managed forests.

Please get in touch if you have artwork you want framed to the highest standard, whether it’s for your own walls or for giving as a gift.


Photo library – database

John MacLean holds a large image library of photographs from all over the Outer Hebrides / Western Isles, across a wide range of subjects: portraits, people at work, landscape, local events, street views, beach scenes, etc.

Images are supplied optimised for use in print publications and digital media, and excellent discounts are available for multiple purchases.

Get in touch for all your Hebridean image needs!


Expansion in Stornoway

By John MacLean


A few of the photos documenting the start of the fitting-out of new offices for NFU Mutual at Cromwell Street Quay, Stornoway. Good to see long-established local businesses expanding into larger premises.

I will be returning at regular intervals to photograph the fitting-out until its completion.





Lews Castle & Museum guide

By John MacLean, 30/08/16:


The refurbished Lews Castle and the new Museum and Archive in Stornoway are both now open to the public. The brochure published by Natural Retreats, who run the Castle, contains 29 of my photographs.

To view the brochure, right-click on the image and select ‘Save as…’ or ‘Save linked content as…’ to save the PDF file to your computer. It may take a while to download, depending on the speed of your internet connection.

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Lews Castle & Museum, Stornoway

By John MacLean, 26/06/16


Museum nan Eilean’s new base in Stornoway, connected to the newly refurbished Lews Castle, will be opening its doors to the public on Thursday, 14th July. Displays in the new museum will include photographic exhibitions, many archaeological finds, Viking silver hoards and six of the world famous Lewis Chess pieces discovered in Uig, Isle of Lewis in 1831.

John MacLean Photography is pleased to have been involved in photographing the Museum and Castle extensively during its construction/refurbishment, and wishes all involved in this amazing project best wishes and success for the future.


             Lews Castle, Stornoway        Lews Castle, Stornoway


             Lews Castle Museum & Archive        Lews Castle Museum & Archive



Faclan Book Festival 2015

By John MacLean, 24/10/15:


L ooking forward to photographing An Lanntair’s Faclan Book Festival for the fifth year in a row.

This year’s theme is Blood and the festival takes place from 28th to 31st October.

Click on the image to view the full programme (PDF file).

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Hebridean Celtic Festival

By John MacLean, 21/07/15:


A set of photos taken around the Castle grounds, harbour and streets of Stornoway during the Hebridean Celtic Festival in July 2015 is now on the John MacLean Photography Facebook page.

Please like and share the page: new photos are added regularly, including many which don’t appear on this website. Thanks!

Hebridean Celtic Festival - Hebcelfest - Facebook


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