Kelpies, The Helix, Falkirk, Scotland.

Kelpies, The Helix, Falkirk, Scotland.

This evening, I am posting information on the Kelpies sculpture near Falkirk, about 26 miles due west of Edinburgh.

The Kelpies is a 30 metre high equine sculpture by Glaswegian sculptor, Andy Scott.

Kelpie is a Scottish name for fabled water spirit which, according to folklore, assumes the shape of a horse. It was reported to haunt lakes and rivers and take delight in drowning travellers. Andy Scott’s sculpture stands 100 feet high and is modelled on the powerful Clydesdale breed of horse. The construction is made of laser-cut steel. The combination of steel and Clydesdale symbolises the heart of Scotland’s industrial history.

The Kelpies sculpture cost GBP5.0m and forms the centrepiece of the 740-acre Helix Park which was reclaimed from scrubland between Falkirk and Grangemouth in the east of Scotland.

At the Kelpies site is a Visitor Centre and tours.

Other visitor sites in the vicinity include:

Kelpies and Forth & Clyde Canal, Scotland.

Kelpies and Forth & Clyde Canal, Scotland.

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