Caledonia Park Designer Outlet in Gretna has been taken over by unicorns as part of a vibrant magical unicorn trail event.

The displays of unicorn sculptures are free to view until April 22 and celebrate the unicorn, Scotland's national animal.

Ten local schools and colleges, including Hecklegirth Primary, Gretna Primary, Canonbie Primary, Annan Academy, Shankhill C of E Primary, Elmvale Primary, St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary, Norman Street Primary, and Carlisle College, have participated in the project.

Each school or college crafted a unique unicorn sculpture with insightful information about the inspiration behind their design.

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The heart of the event is 'Caledonia,' a grand unicorn named after the park itself.

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As participants navigate the trail, they encounter these creatively decorated unicorns, each one offering a new exciting part of the adventure and a chance to learn a hidden word.

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This secret word could lead to winning prize bundles from renowned chocolatier, Lindt.

Scott Wells, centre director, expressed his delight with the event and complimented the design skills of the local students.

He said: “We are delighted to have the Magical Unicorn Trail at Caledonia Park and to celebrate Scotland’s national animal in such a fun and unique way.

"The local school and college children have done a fantastic job of designing the unicorns.

"We have been really impressed with their creativity and it has been fantastic seeing families enjoy seeing Caledonia, have fun completing the unicorn trail, and take photos at our unicorn selfie bench."

For further details about the Magical Unicorn Trail and future events at Caledonia Park Designer Outlet Gretna, go to