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 fancies a gin tasting evening at The Kelpies? Tickets cost £18 and include x3 full measures of gin/vodka with… t.co/Zuk0gXLwlO
- The mini Kelpies are on the road to get out and promote The Kelpies as a top Scottish tourist attraction. Travelli… t.co/f2fWmLuXbE
- 📸 One young fan was delighted to meet the Bairns as they began their Monday morning training with a jog round… t.co/OhaHdevNhz
- Fire and Light sculptures getting put to good use! Find this one at Muiravonside Park and there is another to be fo… t.co/n1uzXcbMNl
- Working hard towards our @GreenTourismUK award! With new bins being installed through the park, soon you will be ab… t.co/i0lRHg4vG1