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International public artist Andy Scott will unveil a striking 10m high steel sculpture of a woman for the Scottish town of Cumbernauld this summer.

The brainchild of Campsies Centre Cumbernauld – a company established by North Lanarkshire Council to oversee the redevelopment of the town – the sculpture will overlook the A80 and will be seen by more than 70,000 people every day.

Ian Nisbet, Head of Property Services at North Lanarkshire Council, said: “We are delighted with the progress Andy is making on the sculpture. The completion will be a huge milestone in the Cumbernauld Positive Image Project.”

The steel lady sculpture incorporates two large swooping arcs which are inspired by the original name for Cumbernauld, “comar nan allt”, which means ‘coming together of waters’ in Gaelic.

The sculpture’s head stands 1.5m high and 1.5m wide, with hair sculpted in a 1960s style reflecting the early days of Cumbernauld as a new town.

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