This part of our website is dedicated to Awards for Meritorious Service, awarded to individuals from SPF Clubs, for their exceptional contributions to photographic societies either in Scotland or throught the PAGB.
Many people over the years have been added to the SPF's own Roll of Honour (HonSPF) for service to Scottish photography. Below you will see a list of recipients of this Award. We have also supplied details of how you can go about nominating someone.
The PAGB also has an Award for Meritorious Service called the APAGB, as a national recognition of individuals who have given meritorious service for many years within the PAGB community.
At the 2016 SPF Digital Championship David Ogden of St Andrews Photographic Society became a member of the SPF's Roll of Honour. He was presented with his Certificate by SPF President Hunter Kennedy.
"As a member of his Club Committee for the past 30 years, he has served in many capacities from Committee Member to President; Holding the post of President in 1996-97. During much of those 30 years he held the most onerous and crucial roles on the Committee; Holding the post of General Secretary for 14 year, he was responsible for filling the Society’s syllabus; Taking on the roles of Internal and External Competition Secretaries for a total of 10 years." - extract from citation.
You can read all of David's citation below.
John Coyle, a member of Penilee CC, was awarded the APAGB for service to photography in June 2015, after the opening of the Scottish Salon. John was one of our Roll of Honour recipients in 2003.
The SPF Roll of Honour is an award presented to individuals for service to Scottish photography. It is awarded to a person belonging to a member club of the Scottish Photographic Federation who has given exceptional service to club photography in Scotland. The nominee must have given his/her services to helping club photography within the Federation or the Federation itself over a minimum of 15 years by for example judging, lecturing, running a national/international event or having given exceptional service to his/her club(s) and / or the Federation.
Any member of the Federation whether as an individual or on behalf of a club may make a nomination. The nomination must be treated at all times as strictly confidential and not be made known to the nominee until decided by the Awards Committee and the Executive informed. Nominations should be sent to the SPF President.
To qualify for this Award, the recipient must have given his or her services to helping club photography within the Federation, or the Federation itself, over a minimum of 15 years. This could be, for judging, lecturing, running a national or international event or having given exceptional service to his or her club(s) and/or the Federation. If you require any advice re a possible applicant’s eligibility please contact the SPF President or SPF General Secretary. Full details can be downloaded below.
This Award was instituted in 1984 to be national recognition of individual club members who have given meritorious service over many years within the PAGB community of member Federations and affiliated Clubs.
A Certificate and Badge are presented upon grant of the Award and holders may use the letters APAGB after their names.
Both the Nominator and the Nominee must be members of clubs affiliated to the PAGB. Nominations must be made on the approved nominations form as published in the PAGB Handbook and on their website (click here).
It must be accompanied by a comprehensive Citation and a separate Record of Service, each completed by the Nominator who vouches for accuracy. Nominations do not require prior approval by Club or Federation but the PAGB Awards sub-committee will inform the PAGB Exec Member of the Federation of the Nomination.
A copy of the full Guidance and the Nominations Form is available to download below.
The JS Lancaster Medal was instituted in 1998 to recognise exceptional service to the PAGB, and is named after its first Secretary. Award holders may use the designation 'HonPAGB' replacing any previous award of APAGB.
Anyone considering making a nomination should contact the PAGB General Secretary to be put in touch with the Awards Subcommittee Chairman. Further details are available on the PAGB page of this website (click here) and are also supplied in the PAGB Handbook.
The SPF has had two recipients of the JS Lancaster Medal since its introduction in 1998 -
Rod Wheelans, Dumfries CC
Libby Smith, Carluke CC
Below are the Current List of Roll of Honour recipients. Sadly a number have passed away over the years.
|Roll of Honour Recipient||Clubs and Organisations they have Belonged To|
|Gracie L Alison HonFRPS APAGB||Edinburgh PS|
|William Anderson APAGB||Kilmacolm, Anchor and SPF EC|
|Dr David F Clark OBE ARPS BPE2*||Deveron|
|Alex (Sandy) Cleland FRPS AFIAP||Edinburgh and RPS|
|Bob Collins AFIAP||Queen's Park CC|
|Peter Connolly AFIAP||Kilmacolm, Anchor and SPF Exec|
|Prof Richard Cormack EFIAP DPAGB||St Andrews PS|
|John Coyle APAGB||Penilee and SPF Exec|
|George Cruikshank EFIAP APAGB||Edinburgh PS and SPF Exec|
|Dr Robert L C Cumming ARPS||Glasgow & West, Scottish Circle, Milngavie & Bearsden|
|John Davidson||Moray CC|
|William Doig||Queen's Park CC, Scottish Circle and SPF Exec|
|Fred Duncan ARPS||Dundee PS|
|Alec G Eunson||Queen's Park CC|
|Malcolm S Gillies APAGB||Kirkintilloch, Scottish Circle and SPF Exec|
|David W Hay||Perthshire PS and SPF Exec|
|Bob Hunter APAGB||Dingwall CC|
|James Joyce FRPS FIPF APAGB||Dingwall CC and Scottish Circle|
|Charles Lawson APAGB||Bon Accord CC|
|John S Logan ARPS APAGB||Scottish Ramblers, Glasgow Central, and SPF Exec|
|William McCance HonPSA HonEFIAP APAGB||Kilmacolm, Anchor, Paisley Colour, SPF Exec and FIAP|
|Duncan I McEwan||Paisley Colour PC|
|Duncan McIntyre APAGB||Queen's Park CC, Cowal and SPF Exec|
|Campbell M McNair||Biggar CC and SPF Exec|
|Robert S Murray APAGB FTDS||Dingwall CC|
|David Ogden||St Andrews PS|
|Rikki O'Neill FRPS MPAGB FIPF||Dundee PS and RPS|
|Alastair Paterson||Deveron CC|
|Roy B Robertson FRPS||Dundee PS and RPS|
|William Robertson||Paisley PS|
|Stewart Russell||Kirkcaldy CC|
|Douglas Shirran APAGB||Bon Accord CC|
|Libby Smith MPAGB EFIAP APAGB||Carluke CC, PAGB, SPF Exec and Scottish Salon|
|Neil Smith DPAGB AFIAP APAGB||Carluke CC, PAGB, SPF Exec and Scottish Salon|
|Robert D Smith||Bon Accord CC|
|Roy M Smith AFIAP DPAGB||Ayr PS|
|Gordon L Stevenson APAGB||Queen's Park CC, PAGB and SPF Exec|
|Joe B Thomson||Aberdeen CC|
|Clive D Turner ARPS EFIAP DPAGB APAGB||Glasgow Teles, Paisley PS, Scottish Salon & SPF Exec|
|Heather Urquhart ARPS||Moray CC|
|Eric T Watt APAGB||Queen's Park CC and SPF Exec|
|Rod Wheelans FRPS MFIAP MPAGB HonPAGB||Glasgow Teles, Kirkintilloch, Dumfries, SPF and PAGB Exec|
|Jack H Yule APAGB||Paisley PS, Scottish Salon & SPF Exec|
A number of years ago the SPF Executive took the decision to keep recipients on the list even if they had passed away. This means that this record may be incomplete as some records were lost before this time. If you can help by supplying information that may add to the early recipients we would be pleased to hear from you. Also, if you can add to the Clubs/Organisations that the individuals above belonged we would also be grateful to hear from you. All information to be sent to the SPF General Secretary.