AN EXHIBITION marking the winter solstice has been opened officially in Calais Wood.

Artwork for the Wood Henge display was unveiled at the Bronze Age 'Tumulus' site in the woodland on Wednesday.

More than 30 pieces of art reflecting the past history, woodland creatures and people will be put in place every day until Sunday.

Martin Willcocks, from the Calais Wood Conservation Group, said it was a project which had captured the imagination of a range of local groups.

"It is the Calais Wood conservation group, as well as Duloch in Bloom, Calais Wood Wombles, Halbeath and Duloch community council and collaborating with the Falling up Together in Art studio and the fire station," he explained.

"On the large trees will be huge banners with paintings on fabric. Some of them are about two metres long and a metre and a half wide. Some of the art has been done by artists from the studio. I have done a piece, my daughter has done a couple of pieces and different groups have contributed with bits of art. It has been a community collaboration.

"It will be pretty epic. It is in a stunning location in the woodland and it adds significance to it being around the bronze age site."

The artwork will go on display every day apart from Christmas Day and New Year's Day and will be up from around 10am until 4pm.

Martin added: "We have got set times for some days. Other days, we will be playing it by the weather conditions and as and when people who are putting them up and down. Updates will be on the Facebook (Save our Calais Wood and Falling UP Together SCIO) pages."