Forest Pitch Shelter

Scottish Borders

A great project to work on:  building a log shelter which will double as a changing  room for two footballs teams playing a one off game deep in a secluded Borders forest. Intrigued?….

FOREST PITCH, an ‘Artist taking the lead’ commission by Craig Coulthard for the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival, sees the creation of a full size football pitch hidden deep within a commercial forest in the Scottish Borders. The trees that have been felled to make space for the pitch are being used to create goalposts, a shelter and other infrastructure on site, and the pitch is being made using recycled top soil from a local football ground.