Scotstoun Community Council recently unveiled a new mural on Balmoral Street bridge which was created by local artistic young people.

The Community Council has been working in partnership with DRC Youth Project, Community Safety Glasgow, Glasgow City Council, Sustrans Scotland and some local businesses to create the mural.

The street art project was created to inspire and involve local young people in improving their neighbourhood. It aims to boost participants’ self-confidence and break down barriers between different generations.

Professional graffiti artist, Danny McDermott (known as EJEK), worked with teenagers from Dumbarton Road Corridor (DRC) Youth Project to design and create the large graffiti mural, costing almost £6500, to enhance the bridge’s appearance.

Ben Harris (15) said: “We’re all proud of the mural and it was good that we could put our names on it. Dan was cool and we learned a lot from him. We worked on it over a couple of months and I’d like to do it again. Sometimes older people are worried when they see young folk in the street – even when we’re just walking along. It’s good that they can see us doing something good for the community.”

Well done to everyone involved – a great example of the community working together for the benefit of everyone.

There has also been some great coverage in the media including in The Evening Times, the Glasgow Live website, the Glasgow News website, and Glasgow West End Today as well as social media.