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THERE'S no doubt that public art is a great investment - when it works.

Think of Antony Gormley's Angel of the North statue at Gateshead or Andy Scott's sculpture of The Heavy Horse beside the M8 motorway.

But a football pitch in the middle of a forest, serving no purpose other than declaring it was a football pitch in the middle of the forest, was always going to be of dubious value.

People in the Borders were already up in arms at what they felt was a waste of public money for the Forest Pitch, created to stage two football matches as part of the 2012 Olympic celebrations.

They are even angrier now the pitch has become an abandoned site used by teens as a drinking den. Not much of a legacy there, is there? Art for art's sake, but common sense for goodness' sake.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Oct 4, 2012
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