We spoke to Michał Chowaniak of Livingston, whose entry of the Railway Bridge at Almondell & Calderwood Country Park is the lucky winner of the #MyWestLothian competition.
The #MyWestLothian competition was launched to help encourage visitors and locals alike to show what West Lothian means to them. The winner of the competition would feature prominently on the front of our upcoming guide, as well as receiving an excellent photography tuition morning at Five Sisters Zoo to further develop their skills.
Michał Chowaniak’s entry of the Unused Railway Bridge within Almondell Country Park was chosen as the winner of the #MyWestLothian Competition.
The judges were particularly impressed with how the image showcased West Lothian’s industrial heritage in such a visually attractive way.
Speaking about his entry, Michał said “Almondell & Calderwood Country Park was the first place I visited with a camera after arriving in Livingston. Bridges, aqueducts, streams, canals, waterfalls, birds…. A photographers' paradise. The perfect place for a quiet walk, relaxing bike ride or even riding a horse (I have seen it many times). In the spring you can see nature awakening to life, in summer, flowers wherever you look, in the autumn, all possible colours of leaves. And Winter. Yes, cold but beautiful. Wonderful Park.”
The image, showing Unused Railway Bridge that runs through the park, is within Almondell & Calderwood Country Park. The park is located just outside of Broxburn, in West Lothian. The Aqueduct, carrying the Union Canal, marks the border between West Lothian and the City of Edinburgh.
Visit West Lothian would like to thank everyone who entered this competition. The judges were impressed with the range of entrants for the competition.