Pebble artist thinks Campbeltown rocks

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An anonymous artist is spreading joy to strangers by painting rocks with pretty pictures and happy sentiments, hiding them in and around Campbeltown.

Many of the town’s eagle-eyed youngsters have already spotted them hiding in bushes and tucked into nooks and crannies, and shared their finds on the Facebook page, Campbeltown Rocks.

The artist behind the page told the Courier: ‘I have been told about it working in other towns and thought it would be a great thing for Campbeltown.

‘I loved the idea and thought it would be fun. The best bit is seeing the photos on the page when people find the rocks.’

Each piece of art is unique and has a message on the back inviting the finder to share a photo on the Facebook page.

The mysterious maestro said people can choose what to do with the rocks – they can take them home, hide them again for someone else to find, or paint and hide their own to help to spread the joy.

Already several have been posted online which the original artist does not recognise: ‘It looks like lots of people are going to get involved. I think there will be lots appearing all round Kintyre shortly.’

This week a Lochgilphead Rocks Facebook page was created, so the joy is spreading even further