Top 10 must see animals at The BIG Stampede

This summer, Lanarkshire will be overrun by a herd of safari animals as The BIG Stampede charges into Hamilton.

With more than 100 colourful sculptures including elephants, lions, giraffes, rhinos and baby hippos, there will be plenty to explore.   

To help you make the most of the exhibition, we’ve picked out the top ten must-see animals settling into Lanarkshire this summer.

 

1. Forget me not

 

 

Where you’ll find it: Strathclyde Country Park

Artist who designed it: Suzanne Scott

Sponsored by: VisitLanarkshire

 

2. Thomas

 

Where you’ll find it: Top Cross

Artist who designed it: Rae McCulloch

Sponsored by: Tunnock’s

 

3. Guy

 

Where you’ll find it: New Cross Shopping Centre

Artist who designed it: Angela Nisbet

Sponsored by: Hamilton Academical FC

 

4. Dandelion

 

 

 

Where you’ll find it: Chatelherault Country Park

Artist who designed it: Vicki Litton

Sponsored by: VisitLanarkshire

 

 5.  Snooper Trooper

 

Where you’ll find it: Hamilton Bus Station

Artist who designed it: Peter Poole

Sponsored by: UK Steel Enterprise

 

6. Alfie Astonia

 

 

 Where you’ll find it: Hamilton Palace Grounds

Artist who designed it: Alice Dansey-White

Sponsored by: Hamilton BID

 

7. Clyde

Where you'll find it: Low Parks Museum

Artist who designed it: Debbie Ryan

Sponsored by: South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture

 

8. Oceana

 

Where you’ll find it: Hamilton Townhouse

Artist who designed it: Maureen Rocksmore

Sponsored by: LS Smellie & Sons Ltd

 

 9. Hairy Biker

 

Where you’ll find it: New Cross Shopping Centre

Artist who designed it: Angela Nisbet

Sponsored by: Residence Estate Agents

 

10. Bye Gone Days

 

Where you’ll find it: Regent Shopping Centre

Artist who designed it: Margaret Fraser

Sponsored by: Regent Shopping Centre

 

Organised by Hamilton Business Improvement District (BID) and Wild in Art, the animals will be on display until the start of September when they will take part in a special auction to raise money for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, the official charity partner of The BIG Stampede.

For more information on other events taking place in Lanarkshire this summer, check out our dedicated what’s on page.