Old railway tunnel transformed into kaleidoscope of colour

Published on 22 Oct 2020, 11:20
An old Edinburgh railway tunnel thats been transformed into Scotland’s largest historical mural is finally complete.

Artist Chris Rutterford teamed up with almost 500 local schoolchildren and volunteers to turn the 140m Colinton tunnel into a kaleidoscope of colour, which recites a Robert Louis Stevenson poem about a child’s first railway journey.

Putting the finishing touches on the 2000 sq m mural, Chris said: “Im delighted, it’s been a long haul and we’ve really tried to have professional artwork alongside a heap of community engagement.

“I just think it really adds an energy into the piece – no one really does it like this, so Im glad we have.”