Eleven talented photographers from across Scotland have been shortlisted in the Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) photography competition.

Over 150 entries were submitted to the competition run by CSGNT, the organisation which drives forward delivery of Europe’s largest greenspace initiative, the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN).  The inspiring images will now be used by CSGNT for communications and marketing purposes to showcase the quality and diversity of the region.

All shortlisted entries will receive £50 and the overall winner in each category will be revealed at the CSGN Forum on 2nd June 2015 and will be awarded £250.

The CSGNT photography competition shortlist is:

My Greenspace category

  • Emma McBride – image of Linn Park
  • Jocylen King – image of Culross
  • Courtney Hunter – image of Linlithgow Loch

Central Belt Landscapes category

  • Brian Cairns – image of Rawyards Park in Airdrie
  • Tom Gilland – image of West Calder
  • David Buntain – image of Kelpies
  • George Robertson – image of Devil’s Pulpit in Killearn

Urban Greenspace category

  • Alisdair Woodburn – image of River Clyde
  • Stephen Hughes – image of Ardoch Gartocharn
  • Charles Woodford – image of Callendar Park
  • Stuart McKenzie – image of Pentland Hills

Ewan McGill, Communications Manager at CSGNT, said: “Central Scotland has so much to offer and greenspaces have a large part to play in the makeup of towns and cities. This was captured through this competition which highlighted many of the healthy and attractive places for people to live and visit.”

As one of the Scottish Government’s national developments for Scotland in the third National Planning Framework, the CSGN is changing the face of Central Scotland, by restoring, transforming and greening the landscape of an area stretching from Ayrshire and Inverclyde in the west, to Fife and the Lothians in the east.

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