Appeal for information in Carluke

Vandalised artworks on the Make Your Way Trails

Filed under News
Date posted: Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Police have been made aware that a number of blue glazed brick artworks, installed as part of the Make Your Way arts, heritage and active travel campaign in Carluke have been vandalised. If you have any information relating to this vandalism, please phone 101 to contact the non-emergency police line.

The wayfinding markers were installed at key points around Carluke last month, connecting up along the Make Your Way trails and providing small snippets of information about the town’s brick making history.

Make Your Way was an arts and heritage project aimed at encouraging more walking and cycling in the beautiful landscape of the Clyde and Avon Valley, funded by Smarter Choices, Smarter Places grant, and LEADER and Heritage Lottery Fund supported Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP). It was delivered by icecream architecture.

The project included heritage events and creative school workshops throughout South Lanarkshire, and has worked with artists to produce unique wayfinding trails. The bricks in Carluke have developed from this community-led process through research and design by artist Kevin Morris, and icecream architecture.

Read about Kevin’s residency and his work with local school pupils here: http://www.clydeandavonvalley.org/history-archaeology/item/brick-making-carluke

Kirsten Robb, CAVLP Development Officer says, “There is a great buzz of activity and intrigue about these curious markers of Carluke’s amazing brick production history. The large positive response to the bricks has been fantastic, with the trails linking schools, the Health Centre and the Lifestyles across Carluke as well as many other places, and people are finding out more about their local heritage.”  

She continues, “Sadly there has also been some recent vandalism of the bricks at particular sites which has been reported to the police. The Make Your Way team, and the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership feel privileged to have worked on this project with local schools and the Carluke Parish Historical Society, to produce a wayfinding trail that is for the benefit and pride of Carluke. The remaining capacity to repair any seriously damaged bricks is limited, therefore we would encourage all to take an interest and take care over these artwork trails which commemorate this crucial and impressive part of the town’s history.”

If you are aware of any further vandalism please phone 101 to contact the non-emergency police line, with the location and a picture of the vandalised bricks if possible.

   

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