Tam O’Shanter Mural

Airts Burns Shelter, High Street
by Kate Hunter

The mural depicts the interpretation of poem Tam O'Shanter by Scotland's famous Bard, Rabbie Burns. The tale of Tam O'Shanter is told chronologically. Conveyed at a fast pace and flow with the images getting wilder and increasingly red in colour, as the mural draws to its moralistic conclusion. The only attractive witch (and the culprit of Tams downfall) is the one figure in over 50. The Shelter is well lit at night-time and this is when it is best viewed.