Midlothian mural art plan is off the wall

It is hoped that up to 30 colourful murals will brighten up the streets of Mayfield and Easthouses.

The plans are part of an exciting arts project which takes its inspiration from a similar mural trail in Prestonpans.

Ward councillors for Dalkeith, Easthouses and Mayfield hope to enrich the communities by celebrating their mining heritage.

At the forefront of the project, Peter de Vink (Ind) and Jim Bryant (SNP) took part in a site visit to the East Lothian town last week.

Mr De Vink said afterwards: “We are going to do the same as Prestonpans, but better. We want to celebrate the history of the communities, their mining heritage and history. There are so many wonderful places we could put these murals.

Read full story in the August 23 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.