New Ellon mural popular with public

Ellon Public Art Project committee member Tracy Gibb is delighted with the new mural.
Ellon Public Art Project committee member Tracy Gibb is delighted with the new mural.

A new mural in the centre of Ellon has been attracting favourable comments.

The artwork was completed in five days at the Bridge Street Shopping Centre.

It’s to try and attract people into the town centre and really have it looking brighter

Tracy Gibb Ellon Public Art Project

It is part of Ellon Public Art Project which is aimed at brightening up parts of the town.

And officials say the response to the mural is a boost for future projects.

The work has led to a colourful transformation of the large wall opposite Delicious Takeaway and Coffee Bar.

Tracy Gibb, owner of Delicious and a member of the art project committee, told the Times: “The reaction has been fantastic.

“The lovely weather last week really brought people out and the feedback has been positive.

“They have been saying it looks so much brighter and have been asking where the next one will be.”

The painting was done by three artists and much of it was freehand.

Tracy said: “A lot of people have been taking their children to see it and have taken photographs in front of it.”

The committee is now set to look at other areas of the town for mural work.

Tracy added: “It is very encouraging.

“We will be look at other parts of the town to see what we can do there.

“It’s to try and attract people into the town centre and really have it looking brighter.”

One passer-by said: “It looks really nice and gives the area a lift.”

The artists spent time in Ellon earlier in the year visiting the River Ythan and attending community engagment events to assess what people would like to see in the mural.

One of the artists, Yvonne Elliott, said that essentially they wanted to bring river themes into the town centre.