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Artistic delight for Stagecoach bus passengers

 17 November 2014  |  

Art-tastic! Young artists and guests at the unveiling of the mural in Ayr Bus Station.

Art-tastic! Young artists and guests at the unveiling of the mural in Ayr Bus Station.

Stagecoach West Scotland has unveiled a superb mural at Ayr Bus Station to improve the environment of the area through the medium of art.

The artwork was created by young people from STEP (South Ayrshire Council's Skills Towards Employment Project)  supported by Ayr Renaissance, South Ayrshire Place Partnership, Community Safety and local artist Gillian Beech.

The theme of the artwork was "Welcome to Ayr" and it showcases the local attractions and history of the town.  The mural which has been created using stencils and spray paint and provides an attractive welcome to regular travellers and tourists using the bus station.

Alison McCluskie, Operations Director, Stagecoach West Scotland said: "Ayr Bus Station is an important part of the local community and is used by locals and visitors to Ayr on a daily basis. The partnership between our organisations has provided a positive activity for young people and created a piece of artwork which we hope will enhance the appearance of the bus station and be admired by the people who use it."

Councillor Bill Grant, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure added: "Our aim in progressing this excellent project was to improve our trainees' employability, by helping them gain valuable work experience and qualifications, while also developing personal skills and boosting their self-confidence.

"I'd like to thank Stagecoach for their support and input which have allowed this project to proceed.

"The mural at Ayr Bus Station is a bright, colourful and vibrant artwork that will undoubtedly be much admired by passengers and passers-by alike. Congratulations to all the trainees for their artistic efforts!"

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