While I was away travelling recently, something I’ve been advocating happened, a mural appeared in Rutherglen. Grow 73, a local community gardening group commissioned a popular street artist Chelsea Frew and local girl Erin Bradley Scott to come up with the design, and the duo then took feedback from local groups, schools and residents to create the finished mural.
Erin, a former Calderwood and Stonelaw pupil, explained: “I was interested in using the skills I had to benefit the community in any way. Grow 73 had adopted the train station and we thought a mural would be a good way to liven up the space and also educate the younger generation on the heritage of Rutherglen.
The bright design is a great way of greeting visitors to the area, in a location which ensures the mural is seen by the many passengers using the station. I really like the mural, the colours used remind me of the colours used on milk bottles I used to deliver for local dairy Perratt’s.
I’ve seen Chelsea’s work before in Ashton Lane at murals about Auchentoshan Whisky located on the Ubiquitous Chip, and at the BaaD in the Barras, but Erin’s work is new to me, I’ll need to look out for more.