The Helix Park – home to the Kelpies, the world’s largest equine sculptures – is hosting three events exploring the surrounding area’s industrial heritage.
James Watt and other historical characters linked with the area will feature in the talks, which take place over three Thursdays in February 2019, in the park’s main visitor centre (pictured).
The Park/Centre is located just off the M9 motorway on land between Falkirk and Grangemouth in central Scotland.
Full details are listed below.
Watt worked on developing the steam engine at Kinneil Estate, a few miles from the Helix Park. The site also features linked paths which lead to the old Carron Ironworks, set up by Watt’s one-time business partner John Roebuck.
Name of event: Footprints in Time
Summary: Three engaging talks exploring Falkirk’s Industrial History from the 18th to 20th centuries. Learn about the people who walked through the local landscape and left their mark on our world. Andy Crisp (one of the Kelpies tour guides) will walk you through a period of history that shaped Falkirk’s industrial heritage. He’ll introduce you to the geniuses who changed the world, from James Watt to the Earl of Zetland.
Date(s) of event: Over three Thursdays – on February 14, 21 and 28, 2019
Admission times: Arrival from 6.45 p.m. for buffet; presentation at 7.15 p.m. Each event should finish around 8.15 p.m.
Location: At the Helix Visitor Centre (next to the Kelpies), The Helix, FK2 7ZT
Admission/tickets: Tickets for all three events can be purchased for £20. You can also buy a ticket for individual events for £10. Book tickets online now or alternatively contact the Visitor Centre on 01324 590600 to book over the phone. Posted tickets will be subject to a £1 postage charge.
Contact for enquiries: Visit the Helix website.
Access to venue (parking/transport links/access for people with disabilities): There are disabled parking spaces next to the Helix Visitor Centre. The site has good road and bus links. See the Helix website for details.
Any additional relevant information: Find out more on the Helix website.
Organisers (who’s organising the event and the names of any partner organisations or funders): Falkirk Community Trust.