Star of Caledonia was born from the vision to create a world-class sculptural icon to mark the England/Scotland border. Selected as the winning concept, the Star of Caledonia landmark, situated in Gretna, represents Scotland as a vibrant and creative country, signifying its energy, identity and innovation.
Star of Caledonia traces a set of curves, intersected and spiked at right angles to reflect the interchange of electricity and magnetism. A border not only offers identity, but is also enriched by neighbours, and so can be viewed not so much as a sort of separation, but rather a local set of interconnected values, portrayed through the connections and crossings within the piece. Lights shine from the tips of the spokes, causing a starburst to occur, the brainpower of Scotland!