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First look at Scott's Cumbernauld vision

April 29 2010

First look at Scott's Cumbernauld vision
Battling to shed its unwelcome ‘Carbuncle’ tag Cumbernauld is enlisting the talents of sculptor Andy Scott to create a new wrought steel emblem for the town, in a bid to distance the Lanarkshire town from its concrete stereotype.

The first image of this £250k figure depict a 10m tall female form currently being crafted in Scott’s Maryhill workshop in readiness for an official unveiling this Summer.

With stylised 1960’s hair, reflecting Cumbernauld’s glory days. Two large swooping arcs which are inspired by the original name for Cumbernauld, “comar nan allt”, which means “coming together of waters” in Gaelic, reflect an earlier heritage.

Scott said: “I want to create the idea of moving from the past and reaching forward to the future to create a distinctive new image for the town and I’m confident I have achieved that in this artwork.”

North Lanarkshire Council are funding the venture which will overlook the A80 northbound, north of Auchenkilns Junction.

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