Forest View service users to exhibit artwork in Stoney

Forest View
Forest View

Service users at Forest View, Stonehaven, have created an artwork for the local community and will display the exhibit tomorrow (Friday).

The idea for the project started last year after Forest View was approached by Total E&P who wished to support service users in creating an artwork.

A boat was donated and a competition was launched for service users to submit design ideas.

With so many designs to choose from each element was decided upon as part of the final product which has an aquatic theme incorporating sharks, octopus and lobsters.

Service users, staff, volunteers and Total staff have all contributed to the work on the boat over the year.

Total funded over £2000 for the project and local tile firm, Topps Tiles, donated waste tiles that make up the design, which would have otherwise gone to landfill.

Landscape staff from Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Service created the backdrop for the finished boat which can be seen from the train line just passing in front of Forest View.

Chair of Education, Learning and Leisure Committee Isobel Davidson said: “This is a great project and we are delighted to be part of something that has brought the community together.

“Stonehaven has a proud sea-faring heritage and it is lovely that our young people can continue to celebrate this”

Amanda Cowie, SCION team member from TOTAL E&P UK said, “It has been a pleasure for myself and my TEP UK colleagues to work alongside members and staff over the last year.

“Through partnership working, Forest View have a better understanding of their business and have embraced the opportunity to work with the community to help raise awareness of their work.

“This project has given the clients a real boost and a sense of belonging.”