Scottish Writer and Photographer

About Linda Mellor

Linda Mellor, 57, is an established writer, photographer, and author of 3 books (2 nonfiction, 1 fiction). Born in Fife, Linda is based in remote Scotland. In childhood, Linda’s love of the outdoors grew and flourished. She was brought up with gun dogs and horses, and throughout her growing years, all her free-time was spent in the countryside. The Scottish rural landscape is an integral ingredient in Linda’s life. Over the decades, her photography work focussed on the outdoors. Wildlife is her passion. Furthermore, Roe and Red deer are her favourite subjects. Her work is widely published across UK, Europe and the World. Linda writes magazine and web-based content.

Scottish Writer and Photographer Linda Mellor lives in a rural Perthshire, and in her spare-time she enjoys deer-stalking, walking, photography, reading, and drawing.

Freelance Writer

As a long-standing freelance copy and feature writer, and magazine columnist, Linda has a wide repertoire of subjects. Additionally, Linda has specialist knowledge of Scottish wildlife, rural/remote employment and living. Many will have been familiar with Linda’s column ‘Through the Lens’ for Scottish Gamekeepers Association , a column she wrote for more than 9 years, and her countless illustrated features in magazines, and on websites.

Professional photographer

With more than 20 years behind the camera, Linda Mellor is an experienced photographer. Her early years as a professional photographer began in mainstream local and national news before she moved over to editorial within women’s interest magazines. Private commissions, mostly portraits, always featured in her work. Linda is a specialist photographer of rural life, and wildlife.


Linda is the editor of the new, quarterly Scottish publication , ‘Scotland in 4 Seasons’. The 100-page magazine was launched in January 2021, and explores our connection with Scotland.  The publication delves into our appreciation, enjoyment and celebration of all things Scottish. Scotland in 4 Seasons is rich in photography, interesting features, wildlife, art, creativity, outdoor experiences, lifestyle, recipes, rural workers and stories and much more…

Independent Author

Scottish writer and photographer Linda Mellor has published one novel, and two non-fiction books. Linda’s first non-fiction book. ‘For the Love of Country Sports’ explores the passion for the countryside. It is available on Amazon, published on the glorious 12th, 2019. Published independently, For the Love of Country Sports is her dive into non-fiction book authoring. The paperback explores the love of the outdoors and the participation in country sports. It is a positive and uplifting insight into an often controversial topic. The book contains 40, individual, first-hand experiences about outdoor experiences. Each story details the love and respect men and women have for the outdoors and wildlife management.

A snapshot of features, columns and articles