UK blogging award for skipper who runs Farnes trips

Andrew Douglas at the awards ceremony.
Andrew Douglas at the awards ceremony.

A Seahouses skipper, who runs boat trips to the Farne Islands, has won national recognition as one of the top 10 travel bloggers in the country.

Andrew Douglas, owner and skipper of Serenity Farne Island boat tours, was presented with the award at a prestigious ceremony in London last Friday, attended by more than 350 key industry experts.

Andrew said: “I could hardly believe it when I was invited to London for the ceremony, but to be counted among the top 10 travel bloggers in the whole country 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 UK Blog Awards were created in 2014 to recognise creative excellence across 12 different UK industries.

The travel category was the most popular and hotly-contested in this second annual event, which seeks to acknowledge and recognise the true ‘knowledge providers’ within various industry sectors.

Andrew added: “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.

“I love to see visitors surprised and sometimes overwhelmed by the unique experiences which lie just offshore from Seahouses.

“I like to think it’s my passion and enthusiasm for my subject, perhaps more than my journalistic skills, which have brought this award.”

You can read Andrew’s blog online by going to