a stunning autumnal image taken from Edinburgh’s Braid Avenue towards the city’s iconic skyline
The winning photo of Edinburgh’s Braid Avenue taken by Tom McIntosh


During October 2016, Edinburgh Living Landscapes invited photographers across Edinburgh to share recent images of seasonal changes across the city with the tag #AutumnChangesEdinburgh.

Receiving a high number of entries across their social media platforms, the judges chose Tom McIntosh as the winner.  Tom’s entry was of a stunning autumnal image taken from Edinburgh’s Braid Avenue towards the city’s iconic skyline.

Ian MacKenzie, Living Landscape Programme Manager, Scottish Wildlife Trust said: “A big part of our project is helping to make connections between nature and people in the city. All of the entries showed us what inspires people about Edinburgh at this time of year, including autumn colour, bushes bursting with berries, and the haar on the horizon.

“Tom’s picture captures why trees are so important to the city. They are not just nice to look at, they also do an important job reducing air pollution, slowing water movement, and creating homes for wildlife.“

Photographer Tom McIntosh said: “The variety of beautiful autumn colours in the trees lining the road caught my eye. I thought the combination of this very natural view and the more urban views of parked cars heading down the street leading to the flats at the bottom showed off how Edinburgh combines the best of both worlds.”

The Edinburgh Living Landscape is a partnership project between the Scottish Wildlife Trust, City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust, Edinburgh University, GREENSURGE and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. It aims to bring a transformational change to the city’s urban environment.


Ian Mackenzie

Ian is the Living Landscape Programme Manager for the Scottish Wildlife Trust