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The BIG Stampede 2017


Brace yourselves for The BIG Stampede! Lanarkshire sculpture trail will raise funds for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

A mass of giant safari animals which took over Hamilton this summer as part of The BIG Stampede have raised an incredible £90,050 at auction to help Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, bringing the popular art trail to a spectacular close.

Hundreds of bidders, sponsors, artists and spectators attended the auction held in Hamilton Town Hall on Friday (29 September 2017) to try and secure one of the bespoke sculptures which included a selection of lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos and gorillas. Those who could not be there in person were able to take part by phone including a lucky bidder from Cyprus who is the new owner of Patchula the giraffe designed by Andrea Cumming.

The highest value sculpture was Clyde the lion designed by artist Debbie Ryan which sold for £6,600, followed by Alfie Astonia the gorilla by Alice Dansey-Wright at £5,400 and giraffe, Out of the Loch designed by Peter Poole which went for £4,400.

23 June – 27 August 2017

Head to Hamilton this summer and spot majestic beasts! Just half an hour by car from Glasgow, the town of Hamilton sees The BIG Stampede of 30 majestic safari sculptures created by talented artists descend on its streets, parks and football club! Nearly 80 baby hippos that have been lovingly designed, created and nurtured by schools from all over the region have also joined in the fun.


Use The BIG Stampede app to track down all of the sculptures. Simply input the unique code on each plaque to collect them and unlock rewards.

Don’t forget to upload your photos to our gallery and share them on social media.

FREE on the App Store and on Google Play™.

Pick up a trail map from The Regent Shopping Centre where you can also win an iPad Mini and other great prizes as part of its children’s art competition. After a summer of discovery and smiles, the trail comes to a thundering finale at the auction of all giant sculptures in aid of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

At the end of the event organised by Hamilton Business Improvement District (BID) and Wild in Art, each safari animal sculpture will be auctioned in aid of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, to support the 160,000 babies, children and young people treated at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow every year, thousands of which are from Lanarkshire.









LIVE AUCTION Friday 29 September 2017

The Hamilton Town House | 7pm
Tickets £10 (includes glass of prosecco on arrival)

Online Auction

You can start bidding NOW! Bids are now being accepted on all sculptures via an online auction. Place your bids now >

Buy Tickets for Live Auction

Buy tickets via the Hamilton Townhouse Box Office website  or by calling 01698 452299.

For further information about The BIG Stampede, please visit

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