A GROUP of creative former soldiers and emergency service personnel are set to paint a mural in a Hillfoots town this weekend.

People are being invited to join in, or simply to go along and watch, as Creative Veterans paint the mural at the Bank Street car park in Tillicoultry over the weekend of June 18 and 19.

The group of military and emergency service veterans as well as their families, is teaming up with graffiti artist Jaz Grady for the event.

Mark Wallace, chairperson of Creative Veterans, told the Advertiser: “The idea is to get local people in there as well as the veterans.

“We are a small group, all ex-military or emergency services personnel and their families, we get together and do creative things.

“The idea for the mural was to have somewhere where all these veterans could have something on the wall, show their kids, family and community stuff that they've done – they'll put their ideas to the artist we brought in.

“We would also like anybody who turns up on the day, whether that's a child or someone who's got nothing to do with the services, to put their little mark on.”

The hope is that the community will invest in the idea and the mural will be maintained and possibly updated on an ongoing basis.

The paint for the mural has been kindly sponsored by MedPoint UK with Mark giving a nod of thanks.

The project comes off the back of the staging of the group's first drama, Archie's Issues, which was written by member David Gray and recently drew audiences to a farm near Kippen (pictured).