Rothesay pupil short-listed in strip design contest

Clayton Stirling's strip design is one of 30 short-listed for Craig Coulthard's Forest Pitch project.
Clayton Stirling's strip design is one of 30 short-listed for Craig Coulthard's Forest Pitch project.

A PUPIL from Rothesay Primary School will travel to Hampden Park next week after making it through to the short-list of a national football strip design competition.

P7 pupil Clayton Stirling was one of more than two thousand primary school pupils from across Scotland who took part in a contest to design a strip for the Forest Pitch project, one of 12 public art installations being created across the UK to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London this summer.

Clayton’s design was one of only 30 to be selected for the competition’s short-list, and the winning entries will appear in an at the Scottish Football Museum at the country’s national stadium, to be unveiled by Scottish sports minister Shona Robison on Tuesday, February 7 and running until July 15.

The Forest Pitch, part of the UK Arts Council’s Artists Taking the Lead project, will see the creation by artist Craig Coulthard of a full sized football pitch, hidden deep within a commercial forest in the Scottish Borders, which will host two amateur football matches on July 21, four days before the first Olympic action and six days before the Games’ opening ceremony in London.