The art beat of the community

Kerry and CLEAR chair Bob Taylor with two of Buckhaven's primary pupils.
Kerry and CLEAR chair Bob Taylor with two of Buckhaven's primary pupils.
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A KEY site in central Buckhaven, close to the primary school, has been transformed by an uplifting wall mural.

It was designed and carried out by local artist Kerry Wilson, in conjunction with children from the school, who are featured gardening on the image, which also carries heritage themes such as the railway, cinema and more.

Local reaction has been very positive, with some parents photographing their children in front of the site.

Kerry said: “I felt so honoured to be asked to undertake such a big project in the town that I grew up in.

“At first, I was a bit nervous about what people would think, but people have gone past in their cars and come back again to talk to us and tell us how much they think it brightens the place up!

“This really motivated me to make a good job and I hope I have done the people of Buckhaven proud.”

The project was organised by community group CLEAR with funding from ZeroWaste Scotland and Heritage Lottery Fund. The mural is linked with the development of the former Globe Orchard site across the road as a wild learning space for the school pupils.