Premier’s Christmas card –

Dec 18 2021 15:38

The map shows iconic landmarks in Scotland.

A design featuring Scotland’s landmarks and national symbols has been unveiled as the Prime Minister’s 2021 Christmas card.

It was created by artist Emily Hogarth, who previously worked on illustrations to mark St. Andrew’s Day and a new child-friendly space at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh.

The map features some of Scotland’s best-known landmarks and iconic buildings, with familiar images such as the Scottish Parliament building and the Finnieston crane. He also has personal ties to the Prime Minister, with his official Bute House residence included in the design.

Premier Nicola Sturgeon said:

“I am delighted to have such a striking design for my Christmas card this year.

“Emily Hogarth’s artwork celebrates just a few of the things that make Scotland special, and there’s no better time of year to stop and reflect on the things that make Scotland special. our lives a little brighter.

“After another particularly difficult year weathering the COVID-19 pandemic, I hope this card will help lift people’s spirits, spread some festive joy and, most importantly, remind us all of better days. are to come. “

Emily Hogarth said:

“I felt very honored to have been selected. It has been nice working with the Scottish Government in the past, but being chosen by the Prime Minister to make the Christmas card struck me as very special.

“It’s more important than ever that we focus on the little things that make life better, whether it’s getting a nice card or chatting with your friends. We must remember that we are all in the same boat and the good times will return. “


Emily Hogarth is an artist based in Musselburgh. Through her work she tries to capture the magic of the Scottish landscape and loves the combination of daring and delicacy of working with paper illustrations.

Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2008, she has worked as a freelance illustrator and surface designer. His designs have been seen at the National Museum of Scotland and at the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh.

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