Chapelton calling artists

The red telephone box at Chapelton
The red telephone box at Chapelton

Aberdeenshire artists are being invited to display their work on a purpose-built plinth at the heart of the new town of Chapelton.

The plinth’s first installation is a restored red telephone box with the iconic design, bringing a contemporary twist to the town at night.

The Duke of Fife, Director of Elsick Development Company, said: “We are very excited to bring the telephone box to Chapelton as it’s a wonderful design and the light-show is a bit of fun.

“We look forward to seeing the work of local artists featured in future.”

The telephone box is designed to be removed to make way for other items and it is hoped the space will become home to a series of local artwork projects for residents and visitors to the town to view and enjoy.

The Duke of Fife said: ““The installation is the first of many local community arts initiatives in Chapelton and we hope that it will be appreciated by residents and visitors.”

The telephone art box sits within Hume Square at Chapelton, the town’s first community hub which currently offers residents and visitors a new tearoom called Teacake, a visitor centre and a nursery school.

Chapelton is Scotland’s newest largest town as 2,000 acres of Aberdeenshire farmland was turned into a residential plot near Newtonhill by Elsick Development Company (EDC).

For further information on having work displayed in the telephone art box, please contact

Residents of the town recently planted 500 trees.