EMPTY shop windows are set to be transformed with vibrant works of art in Stirling thanks to an ambitious project.

The Street Stories initiative, launched by Go Forth Stirling Business Improvement District (BID) will see artworks from Stirling artists featured on vacant shop windows, including the former BHS and Argos units.

Artists involved include Jacqueline Marr, Louisa Carberry and David Galletly, who joined following an appeal to Stirling's creative community.

The creative scene was invited to submit art celebrating Stirling, its people and heritage which could be brought to life via interactive augmented reality (AR) - multi-sensory animation triggered by a free downloadable smartphone app.

The artworks chosen cover a range of different mediums, including mosaic, digital, mural, graphic design, dance and abstract art, and the artists are currently working with the Street Stories team to develop the stories which will feature within each design.

Danielle McRorie-Smith, Go Forth Stirling project director, was part of the judging panel selecting the works.

She said: “We were delighted with the calibre and range of the submissions we received which gave us an eclectic mix of different options to choose from.

“We went into the selection process with open minds and were so pleased with the different styles and mediums we were able to choose from a fantastic group of artists.

“The designs were all brilliant and it was hard to narrow our choices down to eight artists but we managed to pick a range of creatives who all have connections to Stirling and we’re excited to be working with them on the Street Stories project.”

The artists picked for the project include Stirling illustrator and graphic designer David Galletly, abstract artist Roisin Mackenzie of Little Rose Arts, Dunblane mosaic artist Rachel Davies and contemporary artist Jacque who is studying art and design at the University of Stirling.

Also on the team are Forth Valley college student Louisa Carberry who is studying contemporary arts, professional figurative artist Jacqueline Marr, dance choreographer Malcolm Sutherland from Dunblane and Alloa-based contemporary painter and mural artist Michael Corr.

Joe Nixon, director at Arch Creative, was invited to the judging panel by the BID as well.

He said: “We’re really excited to work with Stirling BID and develop the Street Stories brand.

“We're looking forward to working with the eight selected artists and to interpret their works by bringing them to life with augmented reality animations.

“We've chosen a diverse range of artists with a variety of styles and mediums to feature across the vacant units in Stirling, and to help create a more attractive high street.

“We’ve also explored a range of local stories which will appeal to a wide range of audiences and create points of interest for the community.

“Developing this art trail will encourage footfall across the city centre in a safe way and will bring an innovative and exciting tourist offering to the city of Stirling.”

Once complete the artworks will be printed onto vinyl to go onto shop windows and installation is expected to begin in March.