OREANDA-NEWS. Royal Bank of Scotland created a competition to select a new image for the advertising site at Edinburgh Airport, following feedback that many visitors take photographs with the current image. People were encouraged to ‘paint, snap or doodle’ what they think makes Edinburgh great.

The 30 metre high canvas, located just outside of Edinburgh airport, is seen by around 10 million travellers every year and is one of the first things visitors see of Scotland.

In addition to the winning piece being displayed at Edinburgh Airport, the winner will receive £1500.

A final shortlist has now been selected by the bank’s Scotland Board. You can view the shortlisted entries alongside some words from their creator below.

“I am a self-taught artist, currently based in the Scottish Borders. My work is wide ranging, from Scottish landscapes, Edinburgh cityscapes to magical and mystical themes and wildlife, especially hares. I see Edinburgh as a vibrant, colourful and uplifting city, full of optimism and creativity - always a hub. The wonderful people living here and the many visitors from all over the world plus all the different aspects and feelings of the city, from the shore of Leith to leafy Colinton, and from the old town (that transports you back Centuries) to the modern and original parliament building at the foot of the spectacular Salisbury Crags. All the fantastic vistas and open green spaces and the wonderful quality of the light. Such uniqueness all packed into one small city.”