The memorial to those who died working in the Scottish iron and steel industry will be unveiled at the former Ravenscraig site next month.
The erection of the memorial followed a three-year campaign by the Scottish Steelworkers’ Memorial Fund to raise the estimated cost of around £200,000.
The five-metre-high sculpture has been designed and created by Andy Scott who gained a global reputation for many of his steel-based creations including ‘The Kelpies’.
The final touches are being put to the site which will house the sculpture, with the help of a Lanarkshire firm with a strong connection to the industry.
GP Plantscape, who are a family business based in Kirkfieldbank, offered to draw up plans for site preparation and landscaping for the memorial.
Managing director Jimmy Gilchrist said the firm welcomed the opportunity to play a part in creating a suitable base and background for the sculpture.
He said: “Our family link goes back to the ‘steelwork days’ at Ravenscraig, and we have supported the Ravenscraig Burns Club for around 25 years, and a sponsor of the event for at least the past 10 years.”