Anna's design becomes a fixture of Highland Gate

The sculpture at Highland Gate

Anna's design becomes a fixture of Highland Gate

A new sculpture, taking pride of place at Barratt Homes’ Highland Gate development has been designed by a Forth Valley College student.

The housebuilder tasked students at Forth Valley College with designing a sculpture which will serve as the focal point of the Highland Gate development.

HND Art and Design student Anna Bilyk, (34) from Bonnybridge, was one of almost two dozen hopefuls at the college to take up the challenge, with her winning design receiving high praise from the judging panel.

Anna, who also won a £500 prize for her design, said:

“In my design I wanted to include all the different elements of Stirling that I could. I looked at the historical, the geographical with the lowlands meeting the highlands, Stirling as a hub as well as taking into account the Barratt Homes’ architecture and incorporated it into my design.

“I really enjoyed doing it and I liked the challenge of working to a live brief. It was a great opportunity and delighted they have chosen my design. It will be a great addition to my portfolio and it was great to see my design made into a sculpture that is now on display to the public.

“Environmental sculpture is something I really want to pursue once I leave college in the summer. I have really enjoyed the course at Forth Valley College and would recommend it to anyone. There are great opportunities to work in the areas and mediums you want to.”

Steve Mariner, sales and marketing director for Barratt Homes West Scotland, said: “Anna clearly put a lot of thought into her design, which is not only pleasing to the eye but also in keeping with the style of the development.

“With Forth Valley College being our neighbour, it made sense to reach out to their talented students to create a sculpture which will sit at the heart of Highland Gate.

“Building relationships with the community is hugely important to us and working with local individuals and organisations in Stirling is something we will continue to do.”

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