ARTWORK created by a Hill of Beath Primary School pupil will be chosen to sit at the heart of a new housing development in the village.

A competition is being run by Keepmoat Homes, who are building 134 new homes on a site called Baxterfield, and they have already come up with a shortlist.

Beth McNeil, regional managing director, said: “We purchased the site in Hill of Beath in June 2017 and feel a responsibility to ensure the town’s history and heritage is part of our new development’s DNA and thought who better to capture that than local children.

“Everyone has been inspired by the submissions from the pupils at Hill of Beath Primary School, their enthusiasm and flair has truly shone through in the designs.”

The housebuilder invited the children to come up with a striking piece of public art that would help tell the village's story to residents and visitors.

The new development is being named after former Rangers and Scotland star Jim Baxter and his footballing past has certainly influenced some of the pupils' artwork.

There were more than 45 submissions and a judging panel, consisting of representatives from Keepmoat, the village and the school, whittled it down to 10 designs.

They will now be worked up into models by the pupils ahead of a final judging process in March, with the winner announced in April.