Solway Press Services


FOR more than a quarter of a century SOLWAY PRESS SERVICES has been covering the South West of Scotland with a News and Picture service in addition to being one of the leading names in the wedding photography business.

Bob and Drew Geddes provide a news and sports service for all the leading daily and Sunday papers in the country as well as for many of the leading weekly papers across the region. In addition to this we can provide photo coverage at any type of event from commercial photography to livestock photography.

Football is now one our main lines of business and as well as giving a coverage nationally and locally for the South and East of Scotland Football League and Cup matches, we cover the senior games at Gretna, Dumfries and Stranraer.

However, all types of sports coverage is provided from tennis, golf and green bowling in the summer to rugby, carpet bowling, indoor bowling and curling in the winter.

We attend numerous agricultural shows and gala days each year as well as the main auction sales at Castle Douglas, Dumfries, Lockerbie and Newton Stewart and supply pictures of the cattle and the actual sales as well as providing a full report on the proceedings. We also attend national shows and events during the year as and when required.

We have provided a news service for local and and national television and radio stations over the years and look forward to continuing this in the coming years and anyone who wants information or cover should contact us by email or by phone or fax.

With the age of the Internet firmly upon us we have decided to extend our coverage to provide a picture service for sports as well as for a few of the leading events on this website.

We will be have special pages on football, rugby, motor sports with all the local and national results involving teams and competitors from all over the South of Scotland and into the Edinburgh area.

Special emphasis will be on teams that are in the South of Scotland and East of Scotland Football Associations as well as coverage and build ups for the matches at Palmerston, Raydale Park, Stair Park, and Berwick's Shielfield Park.

Rugby results from the BT Premier 1, 2, and 3 Divisions ranging from Hawick, Melrose, Selkirk, Berwick, and Annan will be provided in up-to-date and concise form with details of teams, players, results and league tables from all the local sides involved in the lower divisions such as Earlston, Dumfries, Newton Stewart, Stewartry, Hawick YM.

If you have something of interest that you would like highlighted to give prominence to your club then please email us at