Mystery offerings left at totem pole

Not many towns can claim to have their own totem pole but but the cutting-edge work of town artist Brian Miller in the 1960s means that Cumbernauld can do just that!

Totem pole
Totem pole

Somebody has plainly taken a shine to the intricately decorated structure and perhaps even considers it a bit on the sacred side after leaving mysterious votive offerings at its robust base.

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After doing a bit of detective work we tracked down the man responsible – namely Jim Colquhoun who is working on a community art project in the town – as he’s been made artist in residence for Cumbernauld Theatre.

We’ll be featuring more on that project and the special event he’s got planned in coming weeks.