A quirky two minute animation to inspire greater participation in Edinburgh’s natural environment has been produced by Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.

Instigated by Edinburgh Living Landscape, the fun and colourful animation showing how life in Scotland’s capital could be enhanced by greater access to nature is the latest in a series of projects aimed at increasing public engagement in green issues.

Dr Chris Ellis, Head of Scottish Biodiversity Research at RBGE explains: “Edinburgh Living Landscape wants to encourage all of us to make some small changes for nature to improve the city in which we live, making it greener and healthier.

“The animation by recently graduated filmmaker Abby Edwards is a fun way to raise awareness of the project, encouraging people to consider how simple choices we make affect our quality of life now and for future generations.”

The animation will have its big screen premiere as a film trailer shown to nearly 3,000 people during the Luna Cinema festival at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, which takes place from August 31 to September 2.