Children’s mural says welcome to Eaglesham

Life in Eaglesham just became a little brighter, thanks to artwork by East Ren schoolchildren.

The previously dilapidated structure was re-rendered as a goodwill gesture by Mactaggart and Mickel, and TREE then set about setting a competition for the most colourful designs.

The official unveiling was held on Sunday, with provost Alastair Carmichael attending to congratulate mums, dads and children involved.

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Janet Mitchell, of TREE, thanked everyone involved in the creation of the mural, and its grand opening.

She told The Extra: “We’re a voluntary group trying to improve the village, and our TREE Facebook page follows everything we’ve done so far.

“The opening of the bus shelter was also attended by Shona McArlee, head of art at St Ninian’s, and Carolyn Stark, manager of the Eglinton Arms - who kindly provided everyone with afternoon tea.”

The colourful mural is already drawing compliments online, with one Facebook user posting: “It looks fantastic, I love the colours. The church image is particularly striking — very well done to all.”

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