Twelve cards of Christmas brighten up Princes Street

Christmas cards designed by Edinburgh school pupils are brightening up Princes Street by being displayed on digital advertising screens on bus shelters.

Christmas card winners

Hundreds of pupils across the city entered the competition to design the cards for the Communities & Families Services of the City of Edinburgh Council.

In total 12 designs will be shown on the digital screens with three of them being chosen by Education Convener Councillor Cammy Day, Vice Convener Councillor Cathy Fullerton and Acting Executive Director Alistair Gaw as their official Christmas cards.

They were designed by Petra McLaughlin (P7 Longstone Primary School), Klaudia Gorazdowska (S1 Broughton high School) and Eilidh Armstrong (P4/5 Braidburn School).

The Christmas card competition is an annual event and for the second year JCDecaux offered the added incentive of 12 lucky pupils having their designs shown on their digital advertising screens in Princes Street.

Cllr Day said: “The quality of the entries was extremely high so it was really difficult for us to pick just 12 to go on the screens with three of them going on to be chosen as our Christmas cards. All the entries deserve special mention and I’m delighted that JCDecaux have once again allowed designs to be displayed on the bus shelters in Princes Street.

“It’s really exciting for the pupils and their families to see the designs on public show and they will definitely bring festive cheer to shoppers on Princes Street.”

Suzanne Williamson, Development Director at JCDecaux, said: “This is the second year that we’ve worked in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council to bring the beautiful Christmas cards to our digital screens in Princes Street – creating a stunning showcase for the talented young artists in the city.”

The designs will be displayed from December 1 through to Christmas Day and in addition from December 12 they will also be on display at Edinburgh Waverley Train Station.

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