Beath High School pupils are proud of their work in making Cowdenbeath High Street look better. Andrew Walker of Fife Council’s Town Centre Development Unit came up with the idea. He explained, "During discussions about aspects of the High Street needing attention, the drabness of the window shutters at night was one which came out strongly. Community police officers targeted High Street retailers to outline the scheme and many quickly signed up.”
Now when the shop shutters come down at night, local residents are treated to the sight of a different work of art on the shops that have been painted thanks to the collaboration between police, Fife Council and High Street business owners.
With funding from the Cowdenbeath Area Committee’s Local Community Planning Budget, artist Kerry Wilson has been engaged to paint a scene on each shutter to represent the nature of the business and she is being helped by Beath pupils.
Pupils met councillors before an Area Committee and told them that they enjoyed getting the chance to paint the shutters of various businesses and making a difference to the look of the High Street. A total of around 40 art pupils are getting involved.
Source: Fife Council