The official launch of the new mural at Rutherglen Train Station took place on Wednesday 31st October at the main entrance to the station.  Earlier this year, Grow 73 commissioned two local artists, Erin Bradley Scott and Chelsea Frew, to design a mural which would reflect Rutherglen’s impressive local heritage and make the station entrance a more welcoming and brighter place to be!  Stories were gathered during sessions led by storyteller, Amanda Edmiston, with local schools and care homes, and with input from the Auld Rutherglen Facebook group and the heritage centre at Rutherglen Library.

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There was a great turn out to see the new mural as it was officially opened by Grow 73 Trustee and Volunteer, Alan Millar, with help from children from Calderwood and Burnside Primary Schools.   The two artists, Erin Bradley Scott and Chelsea Frew were also in attendance as well as representatives of the funder, Rail 74 Community Rail Partnership and Scotrail.   Since its completion the mural has created a real buzz and interest in the characters and stories it features.  We love its quirkiness, colours and humour and hope that it brightens up the days of those who walk past it!

Thanks to everyone who came along to the opening and to everyone involved in the project.

Erin Bradley-Scott, one of the two fantastic artists who worked on the mural.
Erin Bradley-Scott, one of the two fantastic artists who worked on the mural.