A ten-metre-tall mechanical puppet STORM will be walking from Irvine Beach Park to the Scottish Maritime Museum in late summer and autumn 2021, to tell the story of the oceans in crisis, and to mark Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21.

From the makers of Big Man Walking, Vision Mechanics, comes a folklore giant made-real. STORM is a goddess of the sea made from entirely recycled materials who will walk into communities and villages around the coast of Scotland to encourage us all to celebrate our seas, care for our coastlines and empower us to put the environment first.

She first began her journey as part of Celtic Connections inaugural Coastal Connections Day in January 2020, as one of the first events to mark Scotland’s official year of Coasts and Waters 2020.

The walk will start at noon on 2nd October from the Coastwatch Scotland Irvine Unit, through Irvine Beach Park and along Irvine Harbourside, to finally the Scottish Maritime Museum later that afternoon.

The event will be a celebration of the Community Summer Clean Ups! collaboration events run by Irvine Clean Up Crew and the Scottish Maritime Museum and is free to attend, admission fee into the Museum still applies.

Alongside the walk the Scottish Maritime Museum will also be running two Make and Takes for participants to create their own sea mythical sea creature puppet out of recycled materials.

For more details of the event, please check here.

Start date End date Region Scotland