Walkhighlands Competition

Competition now closed! Thanks to all the WH members who entered. The quiz must have been quite hard as, out of more than 20,000 members, there were only 25 correct answers!

The sign was for a property on the A82 just north west of Crianlarich. The hills they see from their lounge that I incorporated into the carving are…(drum roll)…
Ben More
Stob Binnein

Congratulations to the following correct answers for being first out of the hat…
First Prize (£300 vouchers to go towards a house sign, clock, carving or other commission)

Second Prize (£100 vouchers to go towards a commission)

Third Prize (Greetings card pack)

I’ll email all the winners separately for their postal addresses etc.
If anyone else is still interested in commissioning a piece of my work, I am currently offering 20% discount off the face value of all vouchers purchased before the end of the month. Therefore, you could buy some for yourself and save 20% on a future commission or buy them as gifts for friends.

Thanks again for entering. I’ll maybe see you on the hills!


You’ll see from these pages that I am a sculptor living and working on Speyside. I’m also a hill walker and lover of the Scottish outdoors and have been a Walkhighlands member for a few years.

I was recently asked to carve a large house name sign in elm. Part of the request was that I carve two mountains, which can be clearly seen from the property, onto the sign. The Walkhighlands powers-that-be have very graciously allowed me to feature the carving in a wee competition…and that’s what brings you here.

All you have to do is correctly name the two mountains that appear at the top of the sign. Shown in the image below.

It’s mostly for fun but there’s also a chance to win some prizes. Towards the end of September a draw will be made of the correct answers. The winner(s) will be announced in the following Walkhighlands newsletter.

1st PRIZE*
– The first correct answer out of the hat will win a personalised letter carving in slate OR (if preferred) a voucher to go towards a different/larger sculpture/carving commission of their choice.  The slate will likely measure 600 x 300mm and can be a house name, a personalised slate clock or wildlife carving. Normally these would be priced between £350 and £500. Visit my galleries below for some examples of the kind of thing I mean.
Plaques & clocks

If preferred, the prize can be exchanged for a voucher worth £350 to be put towards a purchase or special commission. Both these options come with a free design service and visuals.

2nd PRIZE*
– is a £100 sculpture voucher to put towards a purchase or special commission.

3rd PRIZE*
– A pack of six of my greetings cards including envelopes. Designs can be chosen from my range by clicking the link below.
Greetings cards

Of course, this isn’t just a test of your knowledge of Scotland’s hills, it’s also a shameless way for me to market my business! So please feel free to browse the work in my website and get in touch if anything interests you. And if you should choose to commission a piece by me and then win this competition, I’ll reimburse you the cost to the value of the winning voucher.

And while you’re at it, please LIKE my Facebook page for regular updates of my work. Click here.

The competition is only open to Walkhighlands members but joining Walkhighlands is free and it’s an absolute must-have resource for anyone who enjoys exploring Scotland’s towns and countryside –
– Innumerable walks of all levels of difficulty.
– More than 3,000 listings of places to stay.
– OS maps to view online.
– Downloadable GPX files.
– A chat forum with other members’ trip reports.
– Regular competitions with prizes and discounts on gear.
Click here to visit the site.

Now all you have to do is correctly name these TWO hills. Click on the thumbnail for a larger image. Then fill out the form below with your details and the answers. Good luck!





[contact-form-7 id=”1178″ title=”Walkhighlands Competition”]

*Some rules apply (naturally)
– This competition is only open to Walkhighlands members.
– Members from outside the UK may also enter the competition.
– Prizes may be collected from my premises near Aberlour.
– Requests for prizes to be delivered (UK or overseas) will incur reasonable postage and packaging costs.
– Murdoch Sculpture cannot be held responsible for goods being damaged in transit.
– Vouchers, prizes and greetings cards have no monetary value and cannot be exchanged for cash.
– A personalised design is included in the deal. However, requests for unreasonable redesigns or “author’s corrections” may incur charges.
– The production of the prize will have to fit in around my work schedule. Other commissions may take precedence.
– A third party judge will make the draw. Their choice and decision is final.