One Summer's Day competition: We're looking for your best pictures of the Scottish summer

Summer has truly arrived and as the temperatures continue to rise everybody is looking for any excuse to have fun in the sun.

And whether it’s heading out for a family picnic, enjoying a leisurely stroll at a favourite beauty spot, taking to the water or simply unwinding with a cooling drink or an ice cream in the garden we want to capture on camera what sums up the perfect summer’s day for our readers.

So we have chosen Saturday, July 21, as our One Summer’s Day - and all we are asking is for the sun to shine and for you to send us a snap of what you are up to.

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We will feature all the best photos on our website and in the newspaper.

Sunbathers enjoy the heatwave in the Cairngorms. Picture: PA
Sunbathers enjoy the heatwave in the Cairngorms. Picture: PA

And you don’t need to be a professional photographer, as long as your shot reflects your day of fun in the sun.

Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News Editor, Frank O’Donnell said: ‘We’ve had a sizzling start to July and are looking forward to many more sunny days to come. We want you to capture what makes a brilliant summer’s day and so are looking for you to capture that perfect moment. Look for a splash of colour, look for expression, look for fun - look for anything that sums up your summer’s day. We very much look forward to seeing your entries.’

To take part in One Summer’s Day, email your picture to [email protected] with the subject line ‘One Summer’s Day’ or message our Facebook page. Please include your full name, address and daytime contact number, plus a brief description of what and who is in your picture and the time it was taken. All digital images must be high resolution, owned by the person submitting it and 1MB or above in size.

And remember, only photos taken on Saturday, July 21 will be considered.