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13 August 2019 - Picture Competition

Submitted by: Ben

*Its Competition Time!!!*

Otters of Shetland

Thanks to a prize kindly donated by one of the authors himself, world renowned phorographer Brydon Thomason, we are holding a Photo Competition! πŸ“Έ

The winner will get a copy of Brydon Thomason and Richard Shucksmith's book, Otters of Shetland, The tale of the 'Draatsi', if that weren't enough, the man himself will be deciding who's won!

The pressure's on, because he's been a judge on the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) panel before! So send in your best otter pics (3 max.) to

Our only criteria are:

The photo's got to be of an otter (no surprise πŸ˜‚)
It must have been taken THIS year
Tell us your age if you're under 18!
You tell us your name and where and when you took the photo 😁
If you are a professional or amateur photographer
Any photograph submitted as an entry into the competition can be used thereafter by IOSF in the course of its work and will be credited to you.

The competition starts now, and ends on the 30th of September. Winner will be announced on the 13th of October. Good luck everyone!

Don't forget, send your photos to!

06 August 2019 - See the latest news in our e-update

Submitted by: Grace


See what Karma and Oscar 2 have been up to in our latest e-updatec

You will also find articles on otters in Tunisia and Bangladesh and other ottery news.

01 August 2019 - There's still time to join the KILTWALK for otters

Submitted by: Grace


The Kiltwalk is a chance to have a great walk with like-minded people and raise money for charity.

And the special bonus is that all you collect will be raised by another 40% thanks to the generosity of The Hunter Foundation. So IOSF and otters will receive 140% of what you raise!

There have already been two Kiltwalks in Glasgow and Aberdeen. But there is still time for you to take part in one of the two still to come:

18 August in Dundee
15 September in Edinburgh

This is a great opportunity for you to have a great day out and raise funds and awareness for the otters.

So come on all you walkers – let’s get Kiltwalking!
Find out more HERE


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