Menstrie Community Council
Welcome for our sculpture, December 2008
The new piece of sculpture from Andy Scott now has pride of place in Mid-town Gardens. The figure depicts both past and modern Menstrie life: the boy is dressed in current style complete with trainers and hoodie top, reflecting our youth of today. The fox's head and tail come from two aspects of village life: that there are foxes around us in the countryside but also that, in days gone by, children in the village used to keep foxes as pets. We have a picture of one such young lad sitting behind the flats opposite the garage.
Within the sculpture you will also find a buzzard, of which we have a pair in the woods. Under his right hand there is a maple leaf, our connection with Nova Scotia.
As Chair of Menstrie Community Council, I feel we are incredibly fortunate to have our new artwork. We are a small community, and to have a sculpture by such a renowned artist as Andy Scott in the centre of our village is something to be proud of.
Once the refurbishing work is complete in Midtown, we will have a village centre that will be the envy of many.