IN the midst of lockdown due to a global pandemic, nature may have felt especially distant on Earth Day’s 50th anniversary - but Herald readers and their families still used the occasion to appreciate our planet from home.

On Wednesday, we invited you and your family to release your creativity from lockdown and illustrate, draw or paint the perfect picture of how you wish our planet to look. And the results were fantastic.

Here is a selection of the highly creative entries from our Earth Day activity. Thank you to everyone who took part and to our sponsors:

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

WWF Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland

Keep Scotland Beautiful

HALO Urban Regeneration

From Millie Rose McTaggart, age 6 

HeraldScotland: Photo credit: Stephen McTaggartPhoto credit: Stephen McTaggart

From Alfie, age 9

HeraldScotland: Photo Credit: Andrew Wallace/TwitterPhoto Credit: Andrew Wallace/Twitter

From Rosie, age 7

HeraldScotland: Photo credit: Andrew Wallace/TwitterPhoto credit: Andrew Wallace/Twitter

From Caitlin Wilkins, age 10 



From Saul Wilkins, age 7



From Ellidh Grey, age 9 and Harris Grey, age 7 from Motherwell

HeraldScotland: Photo Credit: Martin Grey/TwitterPhoto Credit: Martin Grey/Twitter

HeraldScotland: Photo credit: Martin Grey/TwitterPhoto credit: Martin Grey/Twitter

HeraldScotland: Photo credit: Martin Grey/Twitter)Photo credit: Martin Grey/Twitter)

HeraldScotland: Photo credit: Martin Grey/TwitterPhoto credit: Martin Grey/Twitter

From Stavros M

HeraldScotland: Photo credit: Stavros/TwitterPhoto credit: Stavros/Twitter

From Young Enterprise Scotland