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Article published 15/12/2022


The BID St Andrews has announced “Scotties by the Sea”,  a Wild in Art sculpture trail which will launch in September 2023.

The trail was announced on the 30 November at an event celebrating all the vibrancy and creativity that Northeast Fife has to offer, as well as showcasing a spectacular variety of art talent across St Andrews and the Northeast Fife Coastal Communities.

Scotties by the Sea will see BID St Andrews team up with event experts Wild in Art, who have been delivering world class public art events across the globe for over ten years.

30 giant Scottie sculptures will bring colour and joy to the streets, parks and open spaces across St Andrews and the Northeast Fife Coastal Communities for ten weeks before being auctioned off to raise funds for Maggie’s Cancer Care.

Decorated by local and national artists, designers and illustrators, the Scotties will form an unforgettable trail of colourful sculptures for residents and visitors to discover and enjoy.

The free public art event is set to benefit the whole community and bring a much needed boost to the local economy, with hundreds of thousands of people expected to join in the fun.

The Courier and Kingdom FM have signed up as the event’s official media partners and Stagecoach was also announced as the first giant Scottie sculpture sponsor. Stagecoach are ready to unleash the dogs on their “Catch the Coach” routes connecting St Andrews all the way down the East Neuk. 

Scottie trail sculpture credit BID St Andrews

There are 30 Scotties available, if your business is interested in getting involved take a look at the Scotties By the Sea website to register your interest. 

You can also join the conversation on social media by using #ScottiesByTheSea

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