Mapping out Kincardine

A north-east artist is to make an alternative map of north Kincardine which is inspired by local people.

The map will include favourite walks, hidden beaches, caves, viewpoints and a pond where Mel Gibson’s Hamlet was filmed.

The North Kincardine Public Art Masterplan will take another step forward as visual artist Rachel O’Neill goes walking with local people over two weeks to talk to them, pick their creative minds and find out what they think about the area.

She is visiting community groups and is urging any interested groups to get in touch on Facebook at North Kincardine Art.

The artist has been working with Aberdeenshire Council’s arts development and community learning teams as well as local groups and has already enjoyed gathering information and has organised a series of events to learn more.

The map will go towards forming the Public Art Masterplan, part of the council’s Public Art Programme and funded through the Percent for Art Scheme.

As part of the project people have shared stories of walks taken through the generations.