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May 25 2012

‘Star of Caledonia’ plans go on display
Plans to erect a giant steel demarker of the Scottish/English border are to be put on public exhibition in Gretna ahead of a planning application later this year.

The £4.2m sculpture his a collaboration between artist Cecil Balmond and landscape designer Charles Jencks following an international competition staged last year and is promised to provide an “iconic welcome and an ever changing contemporary symbol of a confident, creative Scotland.”

If approved it would be erected ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in a field adjacent to the A74 and River Sark - putting it in sight of 10m motorists every year.

The four day exhibition will take place on June 1 - 4 at the Richard Greenhowe Centre in Gretna.
Author Ian Rankin has described the sculpture as "revolutionary"
Author Ian Rankin has described the sculpture as "revolutionary"
The Gretna Landmark Trust are working to raise funding for the build
The Gretna Landmark Trust are working to raise funding for the build

5 Comments

"El"
#1 Posted by "El" on 28 May 2012 at 09:07 AM
Eh?
Not sure but think I may have missed something here. I didn't realise we needed a supernova of a roller-coaster but obviously there must be big demand for one in Gretna.
Hadrian
#2 Posted by Hadrian on 28 May 2012 at 10:11 AM
I thought we had a big wall already?
Onaly Jocky
#3 Posted by Onaly Jocky on 29 May 2012 at 10:22 AM
That will never keep them out...!
Antoninus Minimus
#4 Posted by Antoninus Minimus on 29 May 2012 at 16:18 PM
one word....WHY?
mad ness
#5 Posted by mad ness on 30 Aug 2012 at 19:22 PM
It should be accessable, need to encourage more tourists to stop off and walk around the sculpture people are just going to speed past this at 70mph.

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