Local Constituency MSP for Linlithgow, Fiona Hyslop, has written to Historic Environment Scotland and Creative Scotland regarding the future of James Cumming’s final masterpiece, the mural in Linlithgow’s Low Port Centre.
Fiona Hyslop has added her support to a letter from the artist’s daughter, who is also the Chief Art Critic at The Observer, calling for the retention of her late father’s final work, which is situated in Linlithgow’s Low Port Centre, currently up for sale by West Lothian Council.
‘I am very concerned that by selling off the Low Port Centre in Linlithgow, West Lothian Council are in danger losing the important James Cumming Mural painted behind the main staircase in the building which is quite unique, reflects the spirit of Linlithgow and is irreplaceable.’
“The artwork is recognised in Linlithgow and beyond by locals, visitors and other members of the art community. The mural is symbolic of the nature and characteristic of community and spans across generations.
“I have written to both Historic Environment Scotland and Creative Scotland urgently for their support in retaining this important piece of art, history and heritage for the local people and future generations to enjoy.”