A WIND FARM which claims to be the most Instagrammed in the world has announced the winner of a national photography competition.
The competition run by ScottishPower Renewables gave budding photographers the chance to win a digital camera by entering their most impressive pictures of Whitelee Windfarm, near Glasgow.
More than 350 people entered the competition, submitting a range of “awe-inspiring” images of the largest on-shore wind farm in the UK.
Phyllis Buchanan, from Newton Mearns in East Renfrewshire, has been named the winner for her entry which featured her seven-year-old daughter Amaia.
She said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have won, especially my daughter Amaia, the star of the shot.
“She’s been telling all her friends she’s famous. We love going up to Whitelee as a family, it’s a beautiful part of the country and the kids just love it, no two trips are ever the same.
“We take pictures every week so it’s brilliant to say they’re now competition-worthy, it’s certainly a surprise.”
Keith Anderson, chief executive at ScottishPower Renewables, said: “To have received so many entries was fantastic and we are delighted to have unearthed so many budding photographers.
“The competition was inspired by the thousands of people who visit Whitelee Windfarm every year and we hope the competition has helped to attract many new visitors and will inspire even more great photos in the future.”
Whitelee is the most visited on-shore wind farm in the UK, with more than 500,000 people entering its visitor centre since it opened in 2009.
Visitor centre manager Andrea McFetridge said: “All of the entries have captured the wind farm in an awe-inspiring way.
“I feel very lucky to be able to come to work each day at somewhere as picturesque as Whitelee Windfarm and it’s great that we’re now able to showcase the unique landscape to Instagram users across the world.”
A shortlist of the winning photographs can be found on the ScottishPower Instagram page.
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