Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Scotland's largest graffiti art project under way in Edinburgh

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Image caption More than 60 artists from across Scotland will work on the project

The first stage of what will become Scotland's largest street art project has begun.

More than 60 street and graffiti artists will team up at Edinburgh's New Waverley construction site to produce one of the largest public artworks of its kind in the UK.

It will combine permanent art with "an ever-changing tableau of graffiti art".

The Canongate Plot's first stage at The Arches is inspired by fireworks and Bonfire Night.

The artists began spraypainting on Sunday with the first stage due for completion on Monday.

The project is spearheaded by Work In Progress Edinburgh (WIPE), a community arts partnership made up of local residents and artists.

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Image caption The first stage of the street art design starts at The Arches
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Image caption The initial theme is fireworks and Bonfire Night
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Image caption Some artworks will be permanent and some will be allowed todevelop

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