Video: Aberdeen shopping centre installs new rainbow seagull display

An Aberdeen shopping centre has installed a new rainbow display over a busy street.

People walking along Schoolhill this morning noticed the new artwork which had ‘flew in’ overnight featuring Aberdeen’s most famous animal – in all their multi-coloured glory.

The seagull canopy installation was the brainchild of bosses from the Bon Accord and St Nicholas shopping centre and is the first of it kind in Aberdeen.

Their idea was to create a series of transparent coloured acrylic seagulls positioned on a wire in a bid to brighten up the city centre to get visitors in the summer spirit.

In all, the art installation features 540 square meters of brightly coloured birds and is just yards from the newly painted rainbow steps.

Bon Accord centre manager, Craig Stevenson, said: “We are extremely excited to bring our new striking installation to Aberdeen, as we believe it will attract visitors into the city, providing them with a stunning backdrop and making their walk around the area that little bit more fun and different.

“We have been working on a number of projects to surprise and delight our shoppers – and this is one of many exciting plans, including the much visited rainbow steps, our indoor beach and seasonal events which provide different reasons to visit the centre and Aberdeen city centre.”

Craig Stevenson and Cheryl Smith

The unveiling of the seagulls comes just days after the launch of Nuart 2019, which has so far drawn thousands of visitors to the city centre.