Books about Scotland and Scottish Golf

Books of Scotland features titles from Donald Ford. His books contain fabulous pictures of Scottish Golf Courses and Landscape Scenery taken from a unique perspective.

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The Great Scottish Courses by Donald Ford

The Great Scottish Courses Volume 2

The first edition of The Great Scottish Courses was hugely enjoyed by enthusiasts, who now have the opportunity to purchase one of only 3,500 copies of the second volume.

Sixty-four of the country’s most pleasurable and scenic venues for golf are featured, with 34 new courses from the first volume.

Scorecards and editorial once again complement Donald’s superb photography.

Slightly smaller in size than the first volume, the hardcover book measures 15″ by 10″ and features gold leaf titles on the front cover of the corporate version, and a beautiful dust jacket for private copies.

The Splendour of Scotland

As 2019 is now here, realisation by Donald that it will soon herald his 75th. birthday has caused a fair amount of head scratching over how long his energy (and left knee!) will last. Both are essential to the capture of high quality photographs around Scotland and – inevitably – he realises that the commitment necessary to continue his enjoyment of it all has recently required careful examination. The photography for his much admired calendar productions could, with luck, continue for a year or two, but with ‘the last lap’ in sight, he has decided to publish a final photobook, which will feature a special collection of his favourite photographs from twenty seven years of Scottish landscape photography.is now here

With but a few copies remaining of his much admired DVD “The Splendour of Scotland”, he thought it fitting that his final coffee table book could not be deserving of a better title. He ultimately chose one hundred and twelve of his favourite shots (at least thirty additional ones could have been incorporated but its subsequent weight may WELL have dissuaded potential customers from investing – so sense had to prevail!

His final selection tries hard to cover the quite spectacular scenery to be found all over Scotland; to use the weather, the seasons, the light and, inevitably – a fair amount of human endeavour over the many centuries of building this absolutely captivating, breathtaking and unique country. These essential ingredients have been foremost in his mind as he strove to add his own characterful compositions to the many thousands – if not millions – of tremendous photographs which now adorn portfolios of Scotland’s landscape by umpteen legendary photographers across the world.

Copies of the book are now in stock.

From The Heart

“From The Heart” was Donald’s first-ever photographic publication.

By June 1995 the Gallery was open in South Queensferry and the urge to produce something which told the story of five very traumatic years following the sale of his accounting practice resulted in this autobiographical “report card”!

As the title suggests, he pulls no punches in describing the highs and lows (there were more than a few of the latter) experienced in getting his new photgraphic career on the road – at times quite literally – while some sixty photographs from those early years of adventures around Scotland are beautifully reproduced.

There is also a chapter which offers helpful advice to budding photographers, a detailed list of all his camera equipment plus stories of trips to some of his favourite Scottish locations – and a few of the hilarious escapades as well.

The book is softback and available from stock.

A Photographic Celebration of the Open Championship Venues by Donald Ford

A Photographic Celebration of the Open Championship Venues

This magnificent photographic celebration of the fourteen courses which have hosted the Open Championship since 1960 was produced after Donald visited each one, compiled a comprehensive editorial on both the venue and EVERY tournament held there, then published the A4 sized, hardback and dust-jacketed book. Superbly reproduced, this book is a “must buy” item for enthusiasts of the greatest golf championship in the world.

Since the name of Willie Park was etched into golfing legend when he won the very first Open Championship at Prestwick in 1860, many of the finest exponents of the sport have followed him into everlasting glory by having their own names engraved on the Claret Jug. In contrast to the countless words which have lauded the victory of each, however, Donald’s beautiful publication “A Photographic Celebration of the Open Championship Venues” concentrates on the fourteen courses-all links- over which one hundred and forty Open tournaments have now been staged .

Five of the earliest venues (Musselburgh, Royal Portrush, Prince’s, Royal Cinque Ports and Prestwick itself) surrendered to the inexorable march of progress and, no longer able to meet the necessary criteria for the staging of the greatest golf tournament in the world, were forced to give way to others. The Open rota now consists of nine courses:- Carnoustie, Muirfield, Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool, Royal Lytham & St Annes, Royal St. George’s, Royal Troon, the Ailsa Course at Turnberry and-most famously- the Old Course, St Andrews.

In more than one hundred photographs from all fourteen venues, Donald reveals many of the individual characteristics of their seaside locations, as well as the numerous challenges (many natural, some man-made) which lie in wait for the annual visit of some of the greatest players in the world as they gather for the Open Championship.

While the magnificent pictorial reproduction of the fourteen courses is the main thrust of the publication, many unforgettable incidents and memorable confrontations from one hundred and thirty nine Open Championships are recalled. The all-important listings of winners, runners-up and their scores at every Open since that tentative beginning at Prestwick in 1860 are, of course, also included.

The book is landscape in shape, A4 in size and a limited edition of 2000 (each numbered and signed by the author). Private copies come with a beautiful illustrated dustjacket; corporate orders, ideal for gifts to clients or at annual golf outings etc (all with appropriate embossing on the front cover) can be supplied in quantities of 25 and upwards.

P.S. For visiting golfers who like nothing better than the challenge of some of these great ‘Open’ venues, take a look at what Morton Golf Holidays has to offer at www.mortongolf.com

Golfer's Log Book

Now in its fifth year of publication, the Golfer’s log book has lost none of its appeal.

In fact the inclusion this year of additional information, not just about the courses but the areas around the courses as well, should serve only to increase that appeal!

The ever-popular sections for recording personal golf information remain unchanged, whereas the diary section has been altered to allow this gift to be presented at any time of year.

The Golfer's Log Book by Donald Ford
Add these features to Donald’s outstanding photography of a wide variety of courses and you have a winning combination! The log book is available with or without a leather cover.
Notebook by Donald Ford

Scottish Landscape Notebook

A perfect A5 publication for note takers, whether that be for addresses, reminders, shopping lists – or whatever requires to be recorded. Perfect for brief cases or handbags!

More than twenty of Donald’s superb photographic images of Scotland are interspersed in this beautiful publication.with lined pages for all kinds of written note taking. Modern technology will NEVER replace the joy of looking over hard copies of Scotland’s magnificent light, landscapes, islands and coastlines. This is a joyously illustrated gift for all who enjoy superb photography; Donald’s outstanding timing to create compositions par excellence is, once again, revealed at its very best.

Images of Scotland Address Book

Now into its Third Edition, each Scottish Address Book incorporates over 60 of Donald’s most stunning photographs from around the country.
Every photograph has been individually chosen for its portrayal of the many contrasting landscapes within Scotland.

Each alphabetical section has space to record e-mail addresses and mobile telephone numbers in addition to the standard entries. Furthermore there are sections to keep a note of all special days for family or friends throughout the year, and the all-important Christmas Card list. A single page photograph accompanies each of these pages.

Several special double-page panoramic shots have been interspersed throughout the book, making it a superb publication, guaranteed to be popular with both corporate and private clients.
Scotland's Enthralling Seaboard book cover...

Scotland's Enthralling Seaboard...​

The idea of a special publication to recognise the estimated six thousand miles of Scotland’s coastline was triggered many years ago in Donald’s mind. It has taken a LONG time for it all to bear fruit, but ‘SCOTLAND’S ENTHRALLING SEABOARD’ is now in stock.

Ten vastly different chapters of photographs from such charismatic coastal offerings were not easy to narrow down, of course, but the end product looks superb. The ‘hook’ which accompanies Donald’s eighty-plus images, however, is the inclusion of another eighty pages on which the reader may record every detail of his or her own coastal visits, adventures – and memories – for future enjoyment.