Make your mark on Dalkeith's new heritage trail

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Midlothian Artist in Residence Susan T. Grant is asking Midlothian residents to think about their favourite memories of Dalkeith Town Centre for a new public art project.

She has invited residents to contribute their ideas at a free drop-in event which she will host at Dalkeith Arts Centre from 10:00 - 14:00 on Saturday 25 February.

Susan's art project is inspired by the 'blue plaques' to be found on historical buildings in many UK cities. Susan is collecting memories for a similar trail in Dalkeith. The difference is that the Dalkeith plaques will reflect the memories of everyday people in the town - rather than famous names or dates from history.

Susan explains: "The idea behind the project is to celebrate the everyday man, woman or child who smiles in remembrance of a special memory as they pass a particular spot in Dalkeith town centre. The memory can be old or new - passed through the generations or recalled from yesterday - and as quirky or serious as you like."

To take part, drop into Dalkeith Arts Centre on Saturday 25 Feb from 10:00 - 14:00. The free event - suitable for all ages - will offer optional art workshops and refreshments, as well as information about the proposed Dalkeith Heritage Trail. If you can't make it along on the 25th, Susan would still love to hear from you - you can contribute ideas through her project website:

  • Dalkeith memories website