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Tower blocks residents are living high life

A local primary school youngster shows off some of the tower blocks which were made as part of the Muirhouse project

A local primary school youngster shows off some of the tower blocks which were made as part of the Muirhouse project

Residents of Muirhouse are being offered their say in a documentary being filmed to capture what life is like living in the landmark towers.

Dominating much of the Motherwell skyline, the tower blocks are an instantly recognisable feature of the area.

And now the local community in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, NHS Lanarkshire and local primary schools are creating a documentary charting what it’s like to live in these high rise homes.

Filmmakers from Culture NL have been in Muirhouse speaking to local people and going to visit groups at the Isa Money Centre including the lunch club, dance groups and knitting groups to gather footage for the documentary.

Primary six pupils at Muirhouse and St Brendan’s primary schools have also been taking part by researching the history of the towers and touring the buildings before holding an exhibition at St Brendan’s to showcase their work.

Local people joined the pupils as they showed off their creative writing, essays, chalk drawings, posters and 3d tower designs.

Stephen Llewellyn, housing operations manager with NLC, said: “We have invested substantially in improving the look and feel of our high rise accommodation and the feedback has been really positive.

“Our tower blocks offer safe, secure and clean homes in areas people want to live.

“The towers are close to local shops, services, community facilities and people enjoy a real sense of community spirit in the blocks.”

Filming will continue until September. For more information, call 01236 638352.

 

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