Councillor opens wall mural at Inverness care home


A Councillor for Inverness South was joined by residents, their families and staff to officially open an Interactive Wall Mural at HC-One’s Cradlehall Care Home recently. 


Cllr Duncan MacPherson unveiled the mural, which displays a garden scene with a wishing well, a beehive and a variety of favourite animals. 


Interactive butterflies and bumble bees were painted in the Tolle Art style by local artists and friends of Cradlehall Care Home, Alec and Margaret Jamieson. This style of art is old country style, which is used to decorate barges, caravans and furniture. 


Cllr Duncan MacPherson said: “The wall mural choice of a garden theme is inspirational. A garden never ages and is always changing. It was a privilege to receive an invitation to unveil the beautiful design and I hope it will be enjoyed by residents for years to come.”  


Local artists Alec and Margaret Jamieson who spent several weeks transforming the wall with imaginative painting said: “We showed the people who live at Cradlehall a variety of different images to find out which ones they would enjoy seeing on the walls of their home. 


“The garden scene was a firm favourite and our new mural is certainly getting people talking. It was such an honour to have worked on painting the mural at Cradlehall, to see the happy faces of the residents as they came to view their new “wall garden” was priceless.” 


The mural is proving a firm favourite with residents prompting them to talk about their favourite flowers and garden features 


Elsbeth Russell, HC-One Home Manager at Cradlehall Care said: “The artwork has transformed an uninspiring corridor into a place that we all want to spend time. It is a joy to look at and our residents have told us that it makes them smile.” 


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