Scots peace sculpture bound for Belfast

A HUGE sculpture which will be a landmark symbol of peace in Northern Ireland has been created in Scotland.

The Thanksgiving Beacon - a 65ft-high bronze globe with a stainless steel figure on top - will take up a commanding position by the River Lagan in Belfast city centre. It was designed by celebrated Scottish sculptor Andy Scott, creator of the famous M8 horse, and has been cast by Peebles-based Beltane Studios.

The 13ft-high statue will leave for Belfast tomorrow. The beacon was the result of an international competition to design a landmark to celebrate peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.

Iomhar MacIver, one of three brothers who run Beltane Studios, said: "We have built up a strong working relationship with Andy in casting several of his most prominent public works of art including John Greig for Ibrox Stadium, Jim Baxter for Hill o’Beath and Icarus near Prestwick Airport. This project was particularly challenging and we are delighted to be part of it."

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