Andy Hall exhibition benefits Cornerstone

Andy Hall and Cornerstone's fundraising director, Lisa Duthie
Andy Hall and Cornerstone's fundraising director, Lisa Duthie

A stunning photography exhibition held in Aberdeen has helped raise funds for leading Scottish social care charity, Cornerstone.

‘Scotland’s Still Light’ by Stonehaven photographer Andy Hall is a presentation of Scottish photography, exploring the relationship between photographic imagery and the words of some of Scotland’s most highly-respected writers.

The free exhibition, which was narrated by Andy and set to music by Duncan Chisholm, took place on Thursday, December 4, at The Society of Advocates in Aberdeen, with all proceeds from the sale of his book being donated to Cornerstone.

To add to the coffers, an auction was held for a copy of the book signed by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, on the first day of her tenure.

Cornerstone provides care and support services for more than 2200 adults, young people and children across Scotland who live with learning and physical disabilities, mental health problems and other support needs.

Cornerstone’s fund-raising director, Lisa Duthie, said: “Andy has contributed to a number of Cornerstone events over the years, including supporting the official proceedings at our Burns supper.

“Having the support of an iconic professional like Andy is always incredible. So, to have him host an event completely in aid of Cornerstone is a real honour. The new book offers a stunning look at Scotland’s landscapes and the funds raised from its sale at the exhibition will go directly towards enhancing Cornerstone’s services in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.”

Andy added: “I’m very pleased to have been able to present Scotland’s Still Light in such splendid surroundings to raise funds for Cornerstone.

“We are delighted to have a special copy signed by Nicola Sturgeon, on the day of her accession to be First Minister of Scotland, as an auction prize and I’m donating all profits from book sales.

“It gives me great pleasure to be able to share my images, and words from some of Scotland’s most eminent writers, while making a contribution to such a worthwhile cause.”