DEPICTIONS of Selkirk Common Riding on the recently completed flood defence walls has been announced as the final winner of a community arts project.

A Selkirk Legacy by Svetlana Kondakova is the selected project to be created in zone three at the Riverside corridor after a competitive tender process.

The Edinburgh-based artist will create a large mosaic on a section of the flood protection wall between the new Common Riding crossing gate and Bridge Street Footbridge.

The Common Riding will be the main theme of the mosaic, following engagement with the local community, with a number of prominent local personalities featuring in the piece.

Svetlana said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been awarded this important commission.

“I have a personal connection to the town and being selected means a great deal to me.

“Having put a lot of thought and research into the design, I am really looking forward to making the mosaic and continuing to engage the local community throughout the project.”

Last month, The Spirit of Black Bob Trail by the Black Bob Heritage Group was chosen for zone one at the Long Philip Burn corridor, and Spinning Point by Bespoke Atelier for zone two at the Bannerfield Plaza.

Local councillor Gordon Edgar said: “I am delighted the third and final community art project has now been chosen for the Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme.

“These projects are looking to enhance the flood defence infrastructure, blend the scheme with the local natural and built environment and to provide a link to the town’s proud history, heritage and environment.

“The third project was the last to be announced as we wanted to make sure the successful proposal met these objectives.

“We believe A Selkirk Legacy by Svetlana Kondakova does match these aims and look forward to seeing the final piece.”