Kirkcaldy community comes together for colourful project

Galatown Community Members all get together to make a mosaic to help brighten up the surrounding area. Pupils from P7 at Pathead Primary and Gala Craft Group all muck in to create the colourful artwork. Margaret Collier, Janet Dunne and Julia Dunlop
Galatown Community Members all get together to make a mosaic to help brighten up the surrounding area. Pupils from P7 at Pathead Primary and Gala Craft Group all muck in to create the colourful artwork. Margaret Collier, Janet Dunne and Julia Dunlop
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A colourful project which is helping to record the history of Kirkcaldy’s Gallatown is also helping to bring together the community.

For several hours each week Overton Community Centre is transformed into a hive of crafting industry as members of the Gal’toon Crafters group get together with pupils from Pathhead Primary and residents to work on a mosaic initiative to transform a wall outside the centre.

Janet Dunne of the Gal'toon Crafters

Janet Dunne of the Gal'toon Crafters

The wall will be made up of five large mosaic panels depicting scenes from the Gallatown’s past – including the potteries the area was famous for, as well as current landmarks and groups using the centre.

The centre is due to undergo a massive refurbishment programme in the coming months, with groups using the centre being redeployed to other premises in and around the Gallatown, but the mosaic wall will be a permanent feature.

The workshops have been organised by the Gallatown Gala Committee and are being led by freelance artist Kerry Wilson, who is helping the participants translate their ideas into mosaic collages.

The project has come together through ‘You Decide,’ a participatory budget initiative, with contributions from various sources.

Pathhead Primary P7 pupils get involved

Pathhead Primary P7 pupils get involved

Kerry said: “Everyone has come together to contribute their ideas in this great project.”

The project has brought together young and old

The project has brought together young and old

One of the brightly coloured mosaics

One of the brightly coloured mosaics