Andrew Douglas, owner and skipper of Serenity Farne Island boat tours, has won recognition as one of the top three travel bloggers in the North East.
The award was presented at a prestigious ceremony in Newcastle last week, attended by more than 200 key industry experts.
Andrew said: “I could hardly believe it when I was invited to Newcastle for the ceremony, but to be counted among the top three travel bloggers in the North East was beyond my dreams.
“I am so lucky to be able to photograph and blog about the amazing things I see every day, doing a job I love in the place I was born.”
The North East Blog Awards were created in 2014, to recognise creative excellence across eight categories, but this year it was increased to 12.
The travel category was hotly contested at this second annual event, which seeks to acknowledge and recognise the true ‘knowledge providers’ within various industry sectors.
“I’m by no means a professional blogger, but I love taking great photographs and writing about the experiences our clients have when they visit the Farne Islands,” said Andrew.
“I love the North East and this is one of the reasons I started my blog, just to show everyone how beautiful it is. I like to think it’s my passion and enthusiasm for my subject, perhaps more than my journalistic skills, which have brought this award.”
Andrew’s blog is at http://thefarneislands.blogspot.com/