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.
- Who's getting wheelie excited for The Wee Jaunt bike ride? We're gearing up for a great Sunday morning cycle 🚴♀️… t.co/tH4cEwKudI
- STEM at The Helix is a one day FREE event filled with interactive workshops, experiments and insights. Celebrating… t.co/5o1WTo7rcC
- Ever been inside the Kelpies? Meet Duke and Baron - and marvel at the largest equine sculpture in the world!… t.co/QEPGrNY5R5
- Have you been out and about in #Falkirk doing something fun & interesting this weekend? Let us see your cool snaps… t.co/Q5JLxFzBWo
- Wee trip to @HelixFalkirk Love the place. Full of sun, laughter, ice cream. Good for the soul.