First World War commemorative sculpture trail.
Rozelle Park, Monument Road, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA7 4NQ
South Ayrshire Council staff from Grounds, Museums and Libraries are working together on this project with professional chainsaw carvers lain Chalmers, Andy Maclachlan, Peter Bowsher and Craig Steele, who were inspired by WW1 images sourced from South Ayrshire Council's museum collections, the Ayrshire Yeomanry collection at Rozelle, and by images featured on the Future Museum website. The project has been developed from an original idea from Thea Petticrew, and is funded by the David Elder Edward Trust.
Summer 2015 onwards will see the development of a path network and replanting of the site using native species such as Rowan, Alder, Birch, and Oak.
Gardening Leave, a local veteran's charity, will be looking after the sculptures, by annually cleaning and oiling them. Gardening Leave tends to the invisible wounds of conflict, providing horticultural therapy to support troubled veterans on their journey to good mental and physical health and their transition to civilian life.