The objective of the Peebles Mural project was to create a mural celebrating the life and times in Peebles from the early inhabitants to the present day and into the near future. It encompasses the history, origins and cultural traditions of Peebles. It is an accessible source of information and education for both locals and visitors. The local community, and in particular young people, contributed their ideas and became involved in the design and production of the mural. Michael Jessing, an international artist living and working in Peebles, lead the production of the mural. The mural is located on a large gable end wall in Pennel’s Close – a public courtyard space off Peebles High Street. The finished mural is a robust permanent feature in the Peebles landscape, enhancing the commercial and artistic activity in the courtyard where it is located and providing a record of the town’s history and heritage.