For most of November 2016, the StreetsAhead Tranent mural was on exhibition at Waverley Station. We had so many tweets and emails from people saying how much they loved seeing the mural as they travelled through the station!
On Sunday, 27th November, a few of the StreetsAhead children were on hand to give mural tours to members of the public. We even recognised a few faces from East Lothian as they passed through on their way to the Christmas market!
Thanks to Scotrail/Network Rail and Waverley Station for allowing us to display the StreetsAhead mural!
(One of the children who took part in the initial StreetsAhead workshop at her school was able to find her drawing of a bug hotel!)
On Friday, 18th November, the StreetsAhead team travelled to Dundee to take part in the Festival of Architecture Finale. This event was held at West Ward Works and showcased all the different projects that had taken place throughout the year.
The children gave mural tours to the other guests, including Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs. She even gave StreetsAhead and Children’s Parliament a shout out during her speech!
We also got to explore the other exhibitions, which included a round of crazy golf and some virtual reality headsets!
Following the Festival of Architecture Finale, we walked into Dundee City Centre and saw the lighting of the Christmas tree in Civic Square, enjoyed some chips and hot chocolate on a cold night, and then saw the first few minutes of the fireworks show (before it was stopped due to the wind).
Although we didn’t arrive back at home until after 10pm, we had a fantastic time!