Sea goddess puppet Storm stopped by Falkirk at the weekend. All pictures: Michael Gillen.

In Pictures: Ten-metre-high Storm puppet parades through Falkirk for Shop26 event

A giant puppet made entirely of recycled materials waded its way through Falkirk as the town held its own COP26-inspired event.

By Jonathon Reilly
Monday, 8th November 2021, 12:30 pm
Updated Monday, 8th November 2021, 12:54 pm

The ten-metre-tall sea goddess Storm made her way along High Street to Falkirk Steeple on Saturday as part of an environmentally conscious Shop26 initiative organised by Falkirk Delivers, the town’s Business Improvement District (BID).

Ten years in the making, the massive puppet depicts a creature emerging from the deep to encourage us all to celebrate our seas, care for our coastlines and empower us to put the environment first.

The climate crisis icon was created by puppeteer duo Symon Macintyre and Kim Bergsagel and is aided by a crew of eight.

Storm is on a tour of the country, which began at Celtic Connections, and will be paraded through Glasgow this week as the COP26 climate change summit comes to a close.

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