Community ArtRoots Funding now open in Scotland

Drover's Bho metal sculpture of highland bull

Drover's Bho is a metal sculpture installed next to the NCN path in the village of Strathyre.

Drover's Bho sculpture being installed

Drover’s Bho is now a part of the BLiSS art trail which encourages people to walk and cycle between the 23 artworks

19 July 2017

Local community groups are being given the opportunity to apply for up to £2,000 in funding towards artistic and visual improvements to their local National Cycle Network (NCN) routes.

The ArtRoots fund, which is run by Sustrans Scotland and backed by Transport Scotland, seeks to create visually attractive and memorable routes, which encourage people to explore on foot and bike.

Projects which were funded from the first ArtRoots round include recycled seating, chainsaw-carved sculptures, landscaping with a wooden train full of plants and a highland cow on a hillock.

Sustrans Scotland National Director, John Lauder said: “Since the National Cycle Network was founded in 1995, we have worked with numerous artists and sculptors to add artworks and visual improvements to enhance the routes.

“Artworks send out a message that cyclists and walkers are valued and we are delighted to welcome applications for the second round of ArtRoots funding.”

Find out more about ArtRoots funding