The April 2007 Inversnaid photography group workshop on the island of Arran was a trial of endurance and fortitude. Over six days, the twelve photographers in the group had to withstand unseasonably good weather and suffer daily under the cruel warmth of a spring sun. And then, after a hard day of creating images, they were forced to eat deliciously wholesome meals. It often took a determined act of will for these poor souls to struggle up from the dinner table and go and get thirds. Or sometimes even fourths. Fortunately despite, or perhaps even because of these setbacks, the group prevailed. No lives were lost; though one lens cap never made it back to the mainland. And so a record of the group's travails is now sitting in your hand. I think anyone would agree from looking at the following photographs that the group suffered for their art.