Linda Mellor, 55, is an established writer, author and photographer, based in Scotland. In childhood, Linda’s love of the outdoors grew and flourished. She was brought up with gun dogs and horses, and spent all her free-time in the countryside. The Scottish rural landscape was an integral ingredient in Linda’s life. Over the years, her photography work focussed on country sports, and Scottish wildlife with a particular interest in Roe and Red deer. Her work is widely published across UK, Europe and the World.
Born in Fife, Linda now lives in a remote location high in the hills close to the Perthshire/Inverness-shire border. In her spare-time she enjoys deer-stalking, walking, photography, reading, and drawing.
As a long-standing copy and feature writer, and magazine columnist, Linda has a wide repertoire of subjects and specialist knowledge of Scottish country sports, countryside, wildlife, rural/remote employment and living. Many will be familiar with Linda’s well-established Scottish Gamekeepers Association column ‘Behind the Lens’, her country sports features for Scottish Farmer’s ‘Country Lifestyle Scotland’, her ‘Country life’ column in Farming Scotland Magazine, and her long-running hunting series on All4 Hunters/All4 Shooters.
An experienced photographer, with more than 20 years behind the camera, her early years as a professional photographer began in mainstream local and national news and editorial, women’s interest magazines, private commissions, before specialising in rural life, wildlife and Scottish country sports.
A snapshot of features, columns and articles
As an independent author, Linda has published 3 novels and a non-fiction book called ‘For the Love of Country Sports’ it is available on Amazon, and was published on the glorious 12th, 2019. For the Love of Country Sports, was published independently on Amazon, and explores the love of the outdoors and the participation in country sports. It is a positive and uplifting insight into an often controversial topic, sharing the love and respect men and women have for the outdoors and wildlife management.