Art funding available for Arran cycle route

FREE PICTURE: Circus of Light Cycle Path Event, Craigmillar, Edinburgh, 24/10/2018: ThinkCircus members lead a circus event with Craigmillar families on Bingham Green, Edinburgh, on the national cycle route (NCN1). (all children pictured with parental permission). Photography for Sustrans Scotland from: Colin Hattersley Photography - - - 07974 957 388.

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ArtRoots funding of up to £5,000 is being made available to community groups on Arran towards artistic and visual improvements to the National Cycle Network which runs from Brodick to Lochranza.

The ArtRoots project, funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Scotland, seeks to empower communities in creating and implementing improvements to make journeys on the National Cycle Network more attractive and enjoyable.

The fund supports local enterprise and culture, and aims to encourage community groups to participate in shaping their local environment and increase their levels of physical activity.

Throughout 2018, ArtRoots funding has enabled many communities throughout Scotland to improve the visual amenity of their local area and to raise its public profile.

Community groups on Arran who would like to take advantage of funding of up to £5,000 are encouraged to submit an online expression of interest form through the Sustrans website at where more details and guidelines for applications are also available.

Community group East Haven Together secured ArtRoots funding to commission this sculpture in their local area.