The Giant Mermaid in Scotland Brings Myth Into Reality

 - Dec 9, 2010
References: mymodernmet
A giant mermaid in Scotland has been erected in the town of Cumbernauld, and was put up with hopes that it protects its citizens. The beautiful 33-foot mermaid statue bridges the gap between myth and reality in an artistic endeavor that cost roughly $400,000 to complete.

And it doesn't stop there. At night, the statue illuminates to highlight its intricate details in an array of colors to be seen by everyone, and to promote its protective message. The giant mermaid in Scotland goes by the name of Arria and hopes to attract international tourists.