Hamilton Horses To Stay As Legacy

When Banks Group got involved in Ready Steady Gallop, a local community campaign in Hamilton, Capture Media TV was on hand to recap on the success that sister company Holyrood Partnership generated around the town for the project.

As part of a bid to increase community engagement and encourage visitors twenty-five life size fiberglass clydesdale horses popped up over town- the clydesdale horse that are recognised as native inhabitants to the area.

Banks Group, whose work in energy renewables regularly involves working with local communities in surrounding areas of proposed wind farm sites,  offered £20,000 from its Community Support fund to recreate two of the horses to keep them in the town on a permanent basis. But how was Hamilton to decide which two creations were to stay?

In conjunction with their work for Banks, the creative minds at the Holyrood Partnership devised a competition with Hamilton’s local newspaper, The Hamilton Advertiser, to run an online competition to allow the town to vote for their favourite horse.

Capture media interviewed Colin Anderson, Development Director at Banks, to find out a bit more about their involvement.




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