(From Aberdeen Press & Journal (UK))
Ls Lowry's connection to Wick is being celebrated in the multi-million-pound revamp under way on a historic but neglected part of the town.
The famous artist produced several oil paintings following a visit he made with his aunt to the royal burgh in 1936.
One of his works features the Black Stairs, a stone staircase which runs from the town's youth club down to Bank Row.
The painting is owned privately but was recently put on display at a public exhibition in Sunderland.
The stairs are badly rundown and their reconstruction forms part of a GBP740,000 scheme due to go ahead as part of the …