W. S. Thomson – Work and life

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William Sutherland Thomson MBE (Glasgow, 1906 – Isle of Skye, 1967) was a Scottish photographer mostly known for his landscape photographs. He was a keen mountaineer and learned to be a photographer by himself. During the years of the Second World War, he lived in Orkney, where he married his Glaswegian girlfriend in 1939. They moved to Fort William in 1945 and then to Corpach in 1951, where the family stayed until 1963. In 1963 the Thomsons settled in Edinburgh. On January 1st 1967, he received an MBE for his services to the Scottish Tourism Board. W.S. Thomson died on the Isle of Skye the same year, only 61.

Below you find some slides. Click here for an overview of his publications.

Glasgow

Objects Collection family archive
Photographs left and middle Collection family archive

Orkney

Glasgow ?

Fort William

Photograph right Collection family archive

Corpach

Edinburgh

All photographs Collection family archive

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