The Big Hare Trail, North Berwick 2021

Leuchie House marked its 10th Anniversary in a BIG way.

To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, Leuchie House launched an open call for artists and sponsors to help bring to life a ‘spectacular public art event’ which hopped its way across North Berwick for 10 weeks in summer 2021. The Big Hare Trail featured 10 giant Hare sculptures, each one individually designed by a local artist and sponsored by a business. These unique Hare sculptures formed a free, fun, family-friendly trail of discovery for tourists and locals alike to explore and enjoy.

Leuchie House were keen to involve local artists in the design of the sculptures. The charity appealed to the art community to submit their designs for the chance to win a £900 commission and work alongside a commercial sponsor.

Leuchie worked with leading creative producers, Wild in Art, to bring The Big Hare Trail to North Berwick. Since 2008 Wild in Art has been inspiring, educating and entertaining towns and cities across the UK and the world with its award-winning trails of uniquely painted sculptures – including penguins in Dundee, dolphins in Aberdeen, the Oor Wullies in Edinburgh and now Hares in East Lothian!

The legacy of The Big Hare Trail continued after the summer as each of the sculptures were auctioned in the autumn to raise vital funds for Leuchie House.

Find out more here: thebigharetrail.co.uk

Location: North Berwick
Trail: 5 July – 18 September 2021 
Partner: Leuchie House