A FANTASY trail featuring life-sized brick models has attracted more than 8,000 visitors to Stirling.

Bricklive’s Fantasy Kingdom tour was brought to the city by Go Forth Stirling BID during the October break, in a trail featuring dragons, wizards, castles and more.

A total of 8,562 people visited, some from as far afield as Aberdeen and Dumfries, to see the 39 sculptures comprising 750,000 bricks.

Danielle McRorie-Smith, project director at Go Forth Stirling, said: “We’re thrilled with the success of Bricklive – an event which fulfilled all our objectives.

“Families were delighted to be offered the chance of a free activity during the school holidays and our social media channels really took off with photos of people enjoying themselves alongside the sculptures in the city centre.

“We also had great feedback from our traders who reported more people coming into the city and staying longer which meant they benefited from extra footfall and business.

“Bricklive really did exceed our expectations drawing in 8,562 people who not only came from Stirling and the surrounding areas, such as Clackmannanshire and Falkirk, but from further away including visitors from Aberdeenshire, Perth & Kinross and Dumfries and Galloway.”

A range of premises hosted sculptures around the city, including the Thistles Centre, which partnered up with the BID for the initiative.

Gary Turnbull, centre director, said: “We were delighted to be involved with bringing Bricklive’s fantastic Fantasy Kingdom to Stirling and hope everyone in the community managed to enjoy the amazing sculptures.

"Visitors to the centre were really engaged with the characters we had displayed here especially the enormous dragon which proved to be a popular photo opportunity with many."

Go Forth Stirling is hoping to organise a similar event in the future, potentially during the summer holidays next year.