A UNIQUE piece of art from one of the nation’s most celebrated sculptors will be going on display in Scotland for the first time.

The piece, crafted by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, will be relocated to a vast new “urban quarter” on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

The tycoon behind the planned expansion of Edinburgh Park has revealed plans to create a sculpture trail worth more than £5million at the heart of the £500m development.

Among the attractions could be the Vulcan monument, created by Paolozzi, was unveiled in 1999, six years before the artist died.

It was first commissioned by Peter Millican, chairman of the Parabola group behind the plans for the capital.

He said: “We are planning a number of sites for sculpture around the Edinburgh Park development. We will have a rolling commissioning programme.

“The Paolozzi sculpture will be there along with a number of other pieces when the first office opens in 2020.”

Born in 1924 to Italian immigrants, Paolozzi studied in Edinburgh and London before working in Paris.

He would become one of the most influential Scottish artists of all-time.

The artist created his depiction of the Roman god of fire and metalworking, who is said to have forged weapons for the gods and heroes, as “a monument to the modern industrial age”.

Around 1,800 homes and more than 7,000 jobs are set to be created at the development, earmarked for land on both sides of the tram line near the Gyle Shopping Centre.