Wraps taken off steel memorial

The new statue commemorates the steel industry in Scotland
The new statue commemorates the steel industry in Scotland

A stunning memorial statue commemorating Scotland’s once-burgeoning iron and steelmaking industry is to be unveiled today (Wednesday) after three years of fundraising, designing and planning.

Driven by the Scottish Steelworkers Memorial Fund and coordinated by civic pride campaign Supercounty, the artwork has been brought to life by leading Scottish sculptor Andy Scott, who created the famous Kelpies as well as the M8’s Heavy Horse.

The memorial is designed to represent those who died in Scotland’s steel industry whilst also commemorating the thousands who devoted their lives to the steelmaking trade.The memorial is designed to represent those who died in Scotland’s steel industry whilst also commemorating the thousands who devoted their lives to the steelmaking trade.

Erected on the site of the former Ravenscraig Steelworks – now home to Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility – the statue stands at the heart of one of Europe’s largest regeneration projects.