BUDDING artists from West Linton Primary School have created a textile banner in memory of one of the village's most prolific artists and residents.

The banner, titled 'West Linton: Our Village 2019', will go on display next month.

The artwork was inspired by artist Christian Small, namely her appliqué picture of West Linton from 1960.

The banner project was supported by textile and water colour artist Deborah Campbell and was funded and organised by the Friends and Family of Christian Small.

Jenny Alldridge, Christian Small's daughter, said: "The unveiling of this banner which will celebrate the children’s creative work, the co-ordinating artist’s vision to bring this to fruition and the effort involved by all to create a lasting legacy to Christian Small."

After her death in 2016, aged 90 years old, Ms Small's artwork was put on display in the West Linton Visitor Centre.

From this first exhibition, a book of Ms Small's artwork was made, and featured poems from Gerda Stevenson.

Ms Alldridge added:"Following on from the publication of the book, exhibitions of Christian’s art were held at the Chambers Institution, Peebles, in 2018, and at Biggar Gallery and Museum in 2019.

"The book proved so popular that it sold out in only ten weeks, and has gone into a second edition, published by Scotland Street Press, 2019.

"All proceeds from the sale of the book have funded the art project in West Linton Primary School – a tribute to the community and place in which Christian lived for most of her life, and which inspired so much of her work."