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Three talented photographers from Glasgow and Coatbridge have been announced as winners in the Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) photography competition.

Alisdair Woodburn’s distinctive image of the River Clyde has taken the top prize in the Urban Greenspace in Action category of the contest, Brian Cairn’s (48) eye-catching image of Rawyards Park in Airdrie was selected as best in the Central Belt Landscapes category, while Emma McBride (16) has won the My Greenspace (for ages 16 and under) category of the competition for her image of Linn Park.

The images were selected from over 150 entries and Alisdair, Brian and Emma each received £250 for taking the top award in their respective sections.

You can view our photography competition display boards with the shortlisted entries and winners.

Ewan McGill, Communications Manager at CSGNT, said: “Central Scotland has so much to offer and this was captured by the high level of entries which showcased so many of the different attractions in the area.

“Alisdair’s image captured the River Clyde and showed how greenspace and bluespace work in the heart of the city while Emma’s winning entry highlighted the appeal of Linn Park for a wide range of people from dog walkers through to nature lovers. Brian’s entry stood out as his striking image captured the beauty and drama of a place most of us probably take for granted. He clearly had put considerable thought into his image.”

“CSGNT is focused on driving forward the delivery of Europe’s largest greenspace initiative and the stunning imagery will help to showcase the quality and diversity of Central Scotland and the many 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.