What is STORM?

STORM is a ten-metre tall puppet, a goddess of the sea, made entirely out of recycled and natural materials. STORM will walk the streets of Scotland, encouraging us all to celebrate our seas, encourage care for our coastlines and empower us all to put the environment first. 


What COVID19 Measures will be in place at a STORM event?

At each appearance Vision Mechanics will have negotiated with the Police and the Local Authority and will be operating in line with the relevant local and national guidelines. Specific local information will be available on the local event pages.


Where can I see STORM?

Details of each STORM appearance can be found on our Follow STORM page


Will I need to buy a ticket to see STORM?

 STORM appearances are free to attend. Please check the Follow STORM page to see if there are any registration requirements for a specific appearance. STORM will often be hosted by a partner event/festival who will have tickets on sale for a range of fabulous cultural events, some of which may be directly associated with STORM.


Will there be public toilets available for STORM appearances?

STORM will not normally provide additional public amenities, and will be scheduled to appear in city centres/town centres close to nearby public amenities. We will be appearing in cooperation with local businesses and local authorities. 


Is STORM suitable for all ages?

STORM is a family friendly outdoor spectacle, who will encourage children and adults alike to celebrate our seas, encourage care for our coastlines and empower us all to put the environment first.A handy comic book is available to help with sharing the story with the audience.


Will STORM take place if the weather is bad?

STORM will only be cancelled in the event of high winds or in the event of a Met Office weather warning for the area that we are appearing in. In the event of a cancellation, announcements will be made via our social media channels and on the website.


How do I get to a STORM appearance?

STORM is all about reducing our negative environmental impacts – so we are encouraging our audiences to walk, cycle or make use of public transport to come to see her (though we understand that this isn’t possible for everyone). Please check on each event page to see specific information relating to nearby walking and cycling routes, public transport and disabled parking facilities.


Who has made STORM?

STORM was conceived and created by the team at Vision Mechanics.


Who has funded STORM?

STORM has received national level funding from the National Lottery (via Creative Scotland), Arts and Business Scotland and Event Scotland. A.T. Best Handlers have kindly sponsored the year long production with the free hire of the Manitou telehandler (big red tractor) that drives the puppet as she walks.

Locally STORM will have received additional funding to bring her to each area this will be detailed on each of the local event pages.