Bell’s mosaic facelift is complete
The restored mosaic at Cherrybank. Pic: Malcolm Nash A neglected mosaic in Perth which had faced an uncertain future has been restored to its former glory.
In 2013 the Perthshire Advertiser highlighted the faded genius of the Bell’s whisky piece at Cherrybank ahead of development of homes there.
It had suffered at the hands of vandals, and developer Persimmon Homes was faced with reining in its plans to make it a centrepiece of the new homes.
But after our stories, the company has now restored the mosaic which takes pride of place in the walks around the site off Glasgow Road in Perth.
And four years on PA reader Malcolm Nash, who was among those who voiced his sadness over the mosaic in 2013, expressed his thanks.
He revisited the site and saw for himself the restoration work, which included a repair on an extensive crack in the piece.
He said:“I think we must be grateful that the mosaic has not been lost to the people of Perth and it’s been put in a not too bad spot for viewing.
“If I had a guess most people of Perth would have no idea that it ever existed in the first place.”
The mosaic, which features the motto Nunc Et Semper - now and always - was formally housed in Bell’s headquarters.
It cost £75,000, with artist Sadie McLellan responsible for the stunning piece.