A GIANT mural which captured the hopes and aspirations of children for the future of their town will be officially unveiled at Ross High School tomorrow (Friday).

The StreetsAhead Tranent mural was designed by pupils from primary schools in the Fa’side area over a series of sessions with professional artists as part of a community project last year.

The mural captured their interpretation of the town’s heritage and past, its current position and how they would like to see Tranent develop in the future.

The project was led by the Children’s Parliament and supported by Historic Scotland, Festival of Architecture 2016, Heritage Lottery Fund and Tranent Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme.

Children from Elphinstone, Windygoul, St. Martin’s RC, Ormiston and Sanderson’s Wynd primaries took part in workshops to create ideas for the mural, with a small group of them then chosen to work with artists in creating the finished piece.

Following its completion it was taken on tour, even making its way to Geneva and the United Nations, where youngsters involved in creating it were invited to present their vision on a world stage.

The finished piece will be unveiled at the school tomorrow, where it will become a permanent public piece of art.

A spokesperson for the project said: “It will continue to serve as a reminder about the importance of listening to children and as an inspiration to the community for years to come.

“The unveiling event will provide an opportunity to recognise the importance of the StreetsAhead project locally and globally, congratulate the children on their hard work and learn about developments in Tranent as a result of the project.”