Buchan coastline the focus for photography project

A local student is currently displaying images of the Buchan coastline at Fraserburgh’s Café Connect in a bid to involve the local community in updating her collection.

Beaches Visual Communication exhibitionLianne Barrie (24), a fourth-year Visual Communication student from Robert Gordon University’s Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, has photographed the beaches of St Combs, Fraserburgh, Inverallochy, Rattray, St Fergus, New Aberdour and Pennan in her bid to chronicle all 23 beaches that make up the Buchan stretch of coastline.

The talented photographer originally from New Leeds near Strichen, is set to traverse the shore once more to update her collection of images and is looking to share stories, experiences and related images of various beaches with members of the community.

The exhibition of Lianne’s lith prints will feature the beaches of St Fergus and Fraserburgh – documenting the start of her collection. Lith prints are developed using a process which requires exposing negatives onto suitable paper in a darkroom using special developers.

Lianne comments:

“The aim of my exhibition is to celebrate the 23 beaches in the Banff and Buchan area. By showing the beginning of my collection, I hope to engage with local people both young and old to share ideas for the next phase of my project.

“Members of the public can leave their past and present experiences of beaches in the area at Café Connect which I will then collate to help me plan my travels. I also plan to stop and speak to people during my visits to the beach to hear their memories and stories.”

Lianne’s exhibition is set to run until 25 June at Café Connect, 66 Broad Street, Fraserburgh.

If you would like to contribute your experiences of the beaches and cannot visit the exhibition, please email

Issued by:
Sarah Grieve
Communications Officer | Faculty of Design & Technology

Robert Gordon University
AB10 1FR
Tel: 01224 262206