All kinds of things evoke memories of people who've died, and many of them come with an interesting anecdote. How do you capture the essence of a memory? Can it be done in 50 well-chosen words and a photograph?
The To Absent Friends Essence of a Memory competition ran as part of the Luminate Festival of Creative Ageing, from 1-13 October 2016. It challenged people take a photo and write up to 50 words which together evoke a story or memory of a dead loved one.
The gallery below shows the winning words and images, by Scott Curland Chase, Bob Milne and Lachlainn Hogg. The winning entries were displayed in the Scottish Parliament from 7-10 November 2016.