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Families urged to snap their local woods for legacy calendar

Published on: Wednesday 17th September 2014

Families urged to snap their local woods for legacy calendar

Children and families across Glasgow have one month left to take pictures of their local Commonwealth Wood and enter them in a competition that could win a display spot in a special calendar.

The deadline for the ‘Inspired by my local woods’ photography competition is fast approaching but there’s still time for members of the community to capture the splendour of their local woods.

Images to the competition, which is run by The Forestry Commission Scotland and forms part of the Commonwealth Woods, a legacy project linked to the Glasgow 2014 Games, must be submitted by Friday, 17 October 2014. Winning pictures will be used to design a 2015 calendar that will be distributed free with the Glasgow Evening Times.

There is a network of 14 Commonwealth Woods that encourages residents to explore their local woods with a camera in hand to get shots of birds, plants, wildlife and community events throughout the changing seasons.

The calendar will display images from each of the woods from Easterhouse, Drumchapel, Castlemilk and Cathkin Braes in Glasgow to the Kilpatrick Hills in Dunbartonshire, Boden Boo in Erskine and Riccard Johnstone in Motherwell.

Julie Hamilton of the Forestry Commission Scotland said: “We’ve had dozens of fantastic picture entries from children playing games in their local wood and family picnics to autumn leaves and stunning wildlife.
“We’ve been extremely impressed with the variety and creativeness of entries but we need more images from across the Commonwealth Wood network. We urge locals to take this opportunity to visit their local wood and experience what is on offer to them on their doorstep.”

Pictures for the Inspired by my Woods photography competition must be taken at one of the network of 14 Commonwealth Woods. For more information visit www.commonwealthwoods.org.uk/competitions


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