A TRAIL of unique sculptures has been unveiled throughout North Ayrshire as a move to encourage people to explore the area.

The ‘droplet markers’ are placed in Irvine, Kilwinning, the Garnock Valley, the Three Towns and Lochwinnoch.

Each sculpture has an individual QR code which can be scanned to show the area’s heritage and habitats, a website and app where you can view and create trails, and a fact about the area.

Designed in tribute to the significance of water throughout North Ayrshire’s landscape, the sculptures have been developed by the Garnock Connections Landscape Partnership as part of their Places That We Know programme.

Project manager at Garnock Connections, Alyson Hunter, said “We’re excited to see where the droplets lead people, where they end up exploring, and what stories they uncover along the way, as a reminder of the rich heritage that surrounds them.

“We hope they inspire people to get out and explore, create their own trails and share their own stories of the Garnock Connections area.

“The 20 droplets across the landscape are there to be discovered in any order people wish.

“The beauty of water is that each droplet takes a different route, the River Garnock at the centre of the landscape, and surrounded by a wealth of cultural and natural heritage, is what inspired the entire project.”

Public walks will be scheduled between the droplets up until the October holidays. The droplets feature a virtual reality (VR) film, stories, and mapping software which was developed by Icecream Architecture.

Inspired by folklore and available on the website, users can use 3D glasses with their phones to experience the VR film in 4D.