Scottish Canals – Corten Steel Sculptures


Scottish Canals – Corten Steel Sculptures


Old School Fabrications were commissioned by Scottish design agency Four by Two to fabricate and install two large corten steel sculptures along the Forth and Clyde Canal corridor celebrating the rich heritage and integrity of a working canal. Two sites were selected along a four mile stretch where commercial business once thrived on an industrial scale. The project set out to breath new life into the area reimagining the stretch of canal connecting the Falkirk Wheel to the Helix Park and the Kelpies.

Sited at the historic Rosebank distillery, we created three monumental Whisky bottle sculptures. Echoing the shape of the original whisky bottle shape, these sculptures fit timelessly into the landscape.

Along the canal, Mr McAuley’s Vinegar Works stood close to Lock 5 in 1854. The Cor-Ten steel sculpture celebrates a typical earthenware vessel typical of the era. Commanding a prominent location, the sculpture aligns with the canal and offers a view along a 1 mile stretch of the canal.

At an impressive five meters in height our team were responsible for the construction design, fab-rication, groundworks, transportation and installation of the project.

Materials:

Corten Steel

Fabrication | Edinburgh | Scotland | Bespoke Design | Exhibition installation | Museum & Gallery | Sculpture | Furniture