PUPILS from a Calton primary school have created commemorative plaques celebrating The Barras Market as part of a regeneration project.

St Anne's Primary School pupils created designs for the commemorative plaques that have now been placed outside the iconic market, which is currently celebrating its 100th anniversary.

The plaques have been installed as part of works to regenerate the Barras Public Realm.

Marie Hamilton, depute headteacher of St Anne's Primary School said; "Our pupils had a wonderful time seeking inspiration from their visit to the Barras, and they came back to the classroom full of ideas which translated into exceptionally thoughtful artwork.

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"It's also fantastic for the school that some of our former pupils were able to directly influence the creative process, resulting in these beautiful pieces of street art inlaid next to each of the Barras signs.”

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The plaques were made by local surface designers Bespoke Atelier, who took inspiration for the final designs from those made by pupils.

Yvonne Elliott-Kellighan, co-founder of Bespoke Atelier, said: "The children from St Anne's have been integral to the creative process, and their keen observations of the Barras when on-site, inspired many of our design ideas.

"I am delighted to see the plaques now in place and I hope that the children are proud of the long-lasting influence their school has had on the local streetscape".

The Barras Public Realm Project is part of the Collegelands Calton Barras infrastructure programme which aims to deliver an integrated neighbourhood within the inner east end of Glasgow.

The project has also seen the refurbishment of the famous Barras Market railings and improvement works on surrounding streets.

The installation comes as The Barras Market celebrates its 100th year anniversary.

As well as a photo exhibition celebrating the milestone, the world-famous market also got a mention in the House of Commons by Tory MP Jacob Rees Mogg.

The Leader of House of Commons responded to a Twitter video of SNP MP Alison Thewliss speaking about the Barras and saying anything could be bought ‘from a needle to an anchor’, Mr Rees-Mogg wrote: “Next time I am in the market for an anchor I know where to go.”

Speaking in Parliament, the North East Somerset MP said: “May I commend the market on its 100th anniversary, and its ability to provide everything you could possibly need to buy.

“Everything from a needle to an anchor – probably more popular demand for needles than anchors but nonetheless useful to be able to get an anchor.”