Meet the team

Photo: Scott Baron


Brett is a second year business student at the University of Stirling, and he comes from Canada. Last Summer he spent part of his Summer holiday in Scotland and he took part in several of our events and workshops. A couple of his pieces were chosen for the exhibition and when the opportunity came up to join the Creative Team, he jumped at it!

Janie Meikle Bland

Janie is from the West of Scotland and works in youth and community development. She established her social enterprise, Picture the Possible, after returning to Stirling after a spell living abroad where she ran volunteer projects raising funds for NGOs. Janie championed the first Stirling Photography Festival in 2018 and aims to get Stirling ON THE MAP for photography and for its power to create opportunities and positive change.


Lauren is a fifth year school student with a love of music (& Elvis), fashion and all things vintage. She joined in 2018 as part of the young creative team and is excited to be part of 2019’s ‘Hope & Passion’ festival. Lauren will be studying Costume Design for Stage & Screen in Edinburgh after the summer.


Nadia is a young German-Beninese university student with a passion for film, fashion and music. She joined the young creative team after seeing a facebook shout-out in May of 2018, and has been a committed member ever since. Starting out as a volunteer she will now be heading marketing and events for the festival.


Rab is a photographer and designer from Stirling. He likes landscape photography but his passion is street photography and can often be found doing countless walking loops of Scotland’s cities. When he’s not making photos he’s working with a software company or helping small businesses with creative direction and strategy.

Headshots by Sonja Blietschau