Six trees with stories to tell face a public vote to be named Scottish Tree of the Year. Scottish Tree of the Year is an annual search for the nation's best loved tree. It is organised by the Woodland Trust Scotland and supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.

Members of the public can vote for their favourite at until the deadline on 26th October.

The winner will be revealed at a reception at the Scottish Parliament. It will go on to join trees from ten other countries to compete in European Tree of the Year 2015.

Carol Evans, director of the Woodland Trust Scotland said: “Tree of the Year is all about finding trees that are at the heart of local communities and that can bring people together.

"Scotland's grand old trees are as important as listed buildings or monuments but currently lack the same level of protection. By sharing stories and encouraging people to value them we can raise awareness of the need to protect these trees, so that their stories can be passed on to future generations."Comedian and broadcaster Fred MacAulay is supporting the competition. He said: “It's fantastic that players of People's Postcode Lottery are lending their support to this unique celebration of Scotland's best loved trees. All of the shortlisted entries have amazing stories to tell, and I'm sure it will be a close run vote.”

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