Memorial window for Bailey Gwynne unveiled at school

A commissioned stained glass window by artist Shona McInnes, dedicated to the memory of Bailey Gwynne was unveiled at Cults Academy

A memorial  has been erected for a teenager who was tragically killed at school.

A stained glass window commemorating and celebrating Bailey Gwynne has been installed in Cults Academy.

The 16-year-old was stabbed at Cults Academy in October 2015 following an altercation with a fellow pupil.

The new colourful artwork was unveiled during a private event at the school, which was attended by Bailey’s family, along with friends and staff from the school.

Aberdeen City Council education and children’s services director Gayle Gorman, Aberdeen City Council’s education and children’s services director said: “The stained glass window is stunning and the artist has perfectly depicted Bailey’s life in a beautiful and thoughtful way.

“Staff and pupils at Cults Academy feel they were privileged to have shared fun times and moments of their lives with Bailey and many of these have been added to the artwork so they will be in the school’s memories forever.”

The panel includes references to some of Bailey’s favourite places he’s visited including Paris, Barcelona and Caithness, the beloved Gwynne family dogs including Teddy the pug, the Scouts, his family and friendships, his love of art, reading and the gym, and his love of the sea and his hopes for a future career in the Marines.

Shona McInnes of Leadline Studio in Keith designed and made the new stained glass window.