Youngsters show love for the Borders in Eildon site mural

Primary school pupils across Galashiels were invited to showcase why they love living in the area while painting a mural on the fence that surrounds a local development site.

Eildon Housing Association and Hart Builders are delivering the development site at Huddersfield Street.

The Braw Lad and Lass unveiled the artwork from Clovenfords, Burgh, St Peters’, St Margaret’s, Stow, Tweedbank and Langlee primary schools which will be entered into this year’s Ivor Goodsite hoarding competition. Children of all ages can take part in the competition which is designed to unleash artistic skills on site hoardings up and down the country.

Eildon’s chief executive Nile Istephan said: “This has been a fantastic multi-school community project working in joint partnership with Hart Builders. The ideas the children have illustrated, and the standard of the paintings have far exceeded our expectations. No matter what the outcome of the competition, I’m sure you’ll agree the paintings have brightened up our Border town and the children are a credit to their schools.”

Hart Builders managing director Andy Mallice added: “This project has been great fun for all those involved. Hart Builders has been extremely impressed by all the children’s hard work and their collaboration and are very proud to be able to display their final designs for the wider community to admire.”

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