Invitation to join in Falkirk’s first-ever Helix Day

Construction is underway on the Kelpies

Construction is underway on the Kelpies

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People will get their first opportunity to step inside the Helix project in just over seven weeks’ time.

The countdown is already under way for the inaugural public event on September 14.

Although the wraps are starting to come off the giant 350 hectares of green space between Falkirk and Grangemouth to show all the work that has taken place, this will be a chance to get up close to the ambitious development.

Consisting of four zones within the site, the Helix Park is at its heart with a large lagoon, great lawn, a splash play area and a network of new pathways – all from suggestions put forward by locals.

A programme of events and activities for the big day has been drawn up by UZ Arts, who have been working with artists and communities for over a year.

There will also be a chance to get a good view of the much talked about Kelpies, Andy Scott’s 30 metre high steel-plated sculptures of horse’s heads which should be almost fully assembled by then.

A spokesman said: “We want you to be the first to see and explore your brand new public park. So why not join us for our first-ever Helix Day on September 14 from 1-5.30 p.m.”

By next spring there will also be a waterside cafe, a new link to the Forth & Clyde and Kelpies visitor centre.