Mining museum puts Midlothian in the picture

Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange
Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange

To celebrate all that Midlothian has to offer during the Year of Natural Scotland, National Mining Museum Scotland has launched a Nature Photography Competition which is free to enter.

The competition is open to amateur photographers and covers four categories: Natural Landscapes, Heritage Landscapes, Flora and Fauna and Junior (16 and under). The closing date for entries is September 30 so there is plenty of time to get out and about over the summer and early Autumn capturing our beautiful county on camera.

Winners and short-listed photographs will be showcased in a special exhibition at the museum, opening in early November. The top three winners in each category will receive awards at the launch event and their images will be featured in the museum’s 2015 calendar.

Gillian Rankin, Marketing and Events Officer at the Newtongrange museum said: “What better time than the Year of Natural Scotland to celebrate Midlothian’s outstanding natural beauty. From stunning natural and historic landscapes to beautiful flowers and wild animals we’ve got nature right on our doorstep.

“Photography is a wonderful way to appreciate what we take for granted every day and we’re looking forward to seeing some amazing images and presenting the best of them in a special exhibition. The top three in each category will also be featured in the museum’s 2015 calendar.”

For further information on the competition go to and click on the events page or to request an entry pack contact .