Star of Caledonia has been given planning consent!
Read all about it in our press release.
"We aim to create a world-class Scottish Landmark that will signify energy, identity and borders, and will present Scotland as a vibrant and creative country."
The Gretna Landmark originated from the communities’ of Gretna, Gretna Green and local landowner and project champion, Alasdair Houston’s desire to help with the regeneration of their local area through the creation of a landmark artwork. The community had seen the tourism and marketing benefits of the “Angel of the North”.
"The Star of Caledonia” is a landform and sculpture by Cecil Balmond and Charles Jencks. Located near to the M74 Motorway and the West Coast main rail line, it’s grandeur and presence will welcome visitors from the South and announce arrival in Scotland. The work explores Scotland’s cultural, environmental and natural identity, while acting as an example of Scottish’s achievements in design and science.
Working closely with the creative director and the creative team, the project is being developed by The Gretna Landmark Trust, made up of local stakeholders, and managed by Wide Open, South Scotland.
Dr Jan Hogarth
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