Scarecrow Trail this next Sunday 31st May! Don’t miss out!
Follow the trail and vote on your favourite!!
Trail starts and finishes at the Co-op – from 10 am till 4 pm. FREE EVENT.
The event is organised by the Westhill Art Project (WAP). The WAP began in November 2007 as a sub-group of the WECC. It consists of volunteer residents of our local community. The WAP is committed to promoting Art in our community, enriching it for both the residential and business communities.
“Just get involved!” exclaims Rosemary Murray, of the WAP. She explains how exciting the WAP’s future projects are set to be and she says how great it would be to see some new faces getting involved.
“We encourage involvement in projects and events in the community. Past projects have been the gilding of some areas around the town, marking out places seen as important to people ; then followed the installation of The Compass in Denman Park, a stone and slate sculpture crafted by the artist Mary Bourne; in 2011 we commissioned a reusable pavilion made of cardboard, and produced a video and a book, telling of life in Westhill past and present. This was the Show and Tell event. This was followed in 2012 by the setting up of a website, the information board at the entrance to Denman Park, and at the Gala 2012, people were invited to draw and write on cobblestones which were then incorporated in to a walled area at Broadshade on the Old Skene Road roundabout.”
Since January 2014, the community has been involved in a variety of fun projects:
- Easter 2014 – an eggstravaganza
- Making ONE MILE of cloth bunting for Gala week
- The first Scarecrow Trail
- Christmas decorations for the shopping centre – more than 300 produced
- 2015 Eggstravaganza – More than 600 egg decorations made by the community!
And now, the second Annual Scarecrow Trail as part of Gala Week – so far there are 36 scarecrows promised for the Trail and the WAP are still looking for more!
Is it easy to be involved? Certainly. Check out the WECC website. Look out for posters around the town. Check school bags for flyers advertising projects and events. Everybody has a part to play in how we want our town to appear to the outside world.