Keith pupils produce the goods for major Portrait Gallery project

A major outreach project for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery has been hosted by Keith Grammar School.

In what is the first major community outreach project by the Gallery since it was recently refurbished, ‘Nation Live’ saw S3 pupils from the Moray school working with their teacher Ms Aileen Neillie and education officers from the Portrait Gallery and Knockando Woolmill.

The pupils created pendants that reflected their identity as young people as well as representing their local landscape and community environment.

After being sewn together the pendants will form a flag to be displayed alongside artworks made by other project participant from throughout Scotland.

A spokeswoman for the project said: “Of particular interest is a short film that gives the young participant’s perspectives on the upcoming referendum, as part of their contribution to the ‘Union’ element of the project that focused on five key historical moments in the forming of Scotland as a nation.

“The film reveals the fear of the unknown alongside confidence in Scotland’s future regardless of the result.”

The video can be viewed online on the project webpage

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