Falkirk Council had a vision to transform 350 hectares of landscape between Falkirk and Grangemouth in Scotland, into a thriving environmental space for the whole community to enjoy.
With help from National Lottery funding, the space is being transformed into a major visitor destination. Those wanting to get involved in the project and make a difference to their natural heritage can get involved in a range of community based activities, volunteering opportunities and projects that are running throughout 2013 – 2016.
One of the most notable features within the development is the 100ft equine structures, known as The Kelpies. These beautiful pieces can be seen from far and wide and are lit up at night.
The aim of this project is to create a complex where people can enjoy the outdoors and their local heritage. There are woodland parks, lined walking pathways, a canal, a lagoon and beach and much more for visitors to explore.
This once under-used land has now become a thriving greenspace, attracting visitors from far and wide.
- That's us! Best Visitor Attraction Best Cultural Event - Fire & Light ‘Rising Star’ Award #ScottishThistleAwards… t.co/s14PYTxYVX
- Our Plaza Cafe opening times are changing now that Autumn is rolling in: Open at weekends: Saturday 10am till 5pm S… t.co/orts7KTMts
- Well this has not been a bad start to our Scottish holiday, on route to and by Loch Tay @VisitScotland… t.co/ZOL8Eg9e6N
- Spotting the darker nights creeping in already?🌚🌜 Brighten your spirits at an upcoming Supernova 5K event near you… t.co/DURYCjeVbO
- Misty start to our walk to the Kelpies today @HelixFalkirk quickly burned off to reveal beautiful blue skies and wa… t.co/9gEYFzT112