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Alloa Town Centre Mural Completed

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November 2022

A vibrant new piece of public art created by local artists has now been completed in Alloa Town Centre, showcasing Clackmannanshire’s special position as the Wee County.

Artists Michael Corr and Ross Hastie created the mural following a competition, and their artwork now has pride of place on the gable end and adjacent wall at 26/28 Drysdale Street.  It includes the ‘Look Aboot Ye’ motto and a Goldcrest, the smallest bird in Scotland.  The Goldcrest’s Latin name is Regulus Regulus, meaning King, which links back to the County’s motto which is attributed to King Robert the Bruce.

The work was created using funds from developers building in Clackmannanshire, to introduce public artworks to help improve the environment of the area. Council agreed £15,700 of funds ring-fenced for Alloa to make this vibrant new commission a reality.  Macdonald and Morson Dental Care, who are based in the building, also supported the creation of the mural.

The competition, in partnership with Alloa First, asked Clackmannanshire artists to produce artworks for the in Alloa’s town centre based on the theme of ‘Alloa: People and Place.

Councillor Leader Ellen Forson said: “This mural is a vibrant and colourful contribution to the streetscape of Alloa, and I am delighted to see it completed for everyone to enjoy.  Our local artists have done a great job in creating a mural which has a real connection to the people of Clackmannanshire and improves the local environment.”

Diane Brown, Project Manager at Alloa First, said: “We’re delighted to see the mural complete. It truly is a stunning piece of artwork that complements the area and what makes it even better is that it has been created by two local artists. With the new Primrose flats nearing completion and the opening of the new Alloa Hub, the mural is the icing on the cake transforming this part of the town centre. We hope it will be enjoyed by both locals and visitors to the town. Thanks McDonald Morson Dental Care for their permission and support to make this project happen.”