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Article published 01/09/2023

The St Andrews Business Improvement District announced an exciting public art sculpture trail last week (1 September). 

'Scotties by the Sea' has seen 30 giant Scottie sculptures (all uniquely decorated by artists) appear in streets, parks and open spaces. They encourage people young and old to rediscover their coastline, learn more about the artwork and spend time together. The trail brings several of Fife’s coastal communities together to help celebrate the region through creativity.

Last week, the St Andrews iCentre were thrilled to welcome their Flying Flee Circus Scottie dog sculpture. Our new guest will sit comfortably in the window as part of the trail.

The Scotties will be exhibited for 10 weeks, creating a fun, free and family friendly art trail which residents and visitors alike can follow.

After the trail is complete, the sculptures will be auctioned to raise vital funds for Maggie’s Cancer Care.

BID St Andrews has teamed up with event experts Wild in Art to create the trail, and Scotties have now sprung up across St Andrews and coastal communities from Newport and Tayport in the north as far as Leven and Lower Largo to the south.

Statue of a scottie dog in the window of a shopFlying Flee Circus Scottie in St Andrews iCentre

Fife Council is supporting the initiative, and Welcome to Fife is also the official app partner for the Scotties by the Sea trail.

As the official app partner, Welcome to Fife will use its tourism expertise to help increase awareness of the local region through the official trail app. This will enable more people to participate and engage with the trail, increase footfall in the area and support the North East Fife coastal economy. At the same time, this will help to raise funds for Maggie’s Cancer Charity, which supporting those affected by cancer navigate their journey.

Read the full press release on the Fife Council website

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