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Walking Tour of the Helix

A Joint Central Scotland and West of Scotland Chapter Event

Thursday, 24 April 2014 at 5:45PM - 8:00PM
Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk FK2 9EE,
RTPI Scotland

Something fantastic is happening in the heart of Scotland. Come along for a guided walking tour to take a closer look.

A 350-hectare site between Falkirk and Grangemouth is being transformed into

The Helix, a superb, vibrant new parkland set to become an exciting international visitor attraction. The Kelpies, created by world famous sculptor Andy Scott, form a dramatic centrepiece to the £43 million Helix development, which is expected to attract an additional 350,000 visitors per year and add £1.5 million in annual tourism spend to the Falkirk area.

Key developments include:

  • The dramatic central park, with its own enclosed lagoon and outdoor events space.
  • A new canal link connecting Grangemouth and the Firth of Forth to Scotland’s extensive canal network.
  • The centrepiece of the new canal link will be the stunning Kelpies® lock: two 30- metre-high sculptures in the shape of horses’ heads.
  • Extensive pathways and cycle networks, other public artworks and a range of community facilities.

Join us for a walking tour of the core site with the Programme Director, Mike King.

Meet at the Falkirk Stadium Bistro on the top floor for tea and coffee at 6pm. Mike King will give a short introduction on the background to the project before heading straight out for a walking tour of the site. There will be opportunities for Q & A’s at key points on the walking tour.

Be aware that this event involves a significant walk of circa 2 miles. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable, outdoor, walking foot wear.

Paths are surfaced and mostly flat with seating.

For RTPI members, attending this event will contribute to your CPD.


This event is FREE for RTPI Members, £5 for non-members.
To book a place, please email Anne Follin: