Helix fired up for New Year

The Kelpies will make an excellent backdrop to the Fire and Light event
The Kelpies will make an excellent backdrop to the Fire and Light event

Falkirk folk with a burning desire to welcome 2016 can alight at the Helix and take part in a special New Year’s Day event.

The Fire and Light walk takes place at the town’s famous tourist attraction between 3pm and 5pm. A the darkness descends fires will be lit in the park’s great lawn to bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016.

Falkirk Community Trust organised the event, with support from EventScotland, and 1000 tickets have already been sold.

Ian Scott, Chairman of Falkirk Community Trust, said: “We are looking forward to this new event immensely, and hope the people of Falkirk, and beyond, will join us on

January 1 to start 2016 with a shared optimism and new resolutions.”

Visit Scotland regional director Liz Buchanan said: “The Fire and Light event is a celebration both of a great year past and a great one ahead for The Helix

and the magnificent Kelpies.

“It will cap a fantastic 2015 for our partners in Falkirk, which has seen them exceed all expectations by drawing huge numbers of visitors, and that success will only continue following the opening last month of the excellent new Kelpies Visitor Centre.

“The Kelpies are sure to be among the star attractions of our forthcoming Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016.”

Visit www.thehelix.co.uk for more information and tickets or call the box office on (01324) 506850.