A sculpture and poetry trail in Falkirk is picking up a prestigious local award for its ‘great significance and merit to Falkirk and its people’ next week.
Falkirk & District Arts and Civic Council has awarded its highest accolade to the Falkirk Community Trust operated Muiravonside Country Park and its wildlife themed attraction that mixes sculpture, poetry and the environment in a learning experience.
The award is only made once annually and this year sees a ceremony at the facility on Sunday 7 August between 2pm and 4pm and will also see the reopening of a community classroom and meeting room as well as new interpretation boards at the old visitor centre.
The public are also invited to the open event that sees free tours of the trail; free craft sessions for adults and children; stalls selling merchandise; an opportunity to meet some of the farm animals and; a tea and cake reception.
Ian Scott, Chairman of Falkirk Community Trust said: “This is a fabulous achievement for the Park and recognises the efforts put in by staff in ensuring the trail is well used and appreciated by the tens of thousands of visitors who enjoy it every year.
“We’re grateful to Falkirk & District Arts and Civic Council for their prestigious award and shows their commitment to supporting local amenities and groups in helping promoting the Falkirk area as an interesting and exciting place to visit and enjoy.”
The trail features sculptures that visitors can follow around using a map that helps explain some of the wide range of wildlife and flora that can be found in and around the park.
Sponsors of the project include Avondale Environmental, Maddiston Community Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.