Scottish Tourism The Kelpies

Helix Park situated between Falkirk and Grangemouth is the location of the Kelpies – the largest equine sculptures in the world. Good news is that access is open and free, fully compliant with Covid 19 guidelines. 
The Kelpies are two 30-metre-high horse head sculptures, awe inspiring in daylight and stunning when lit up at night. Designed by sculptor Andy Scott, they stand next to the extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal.  Inspired by Clydesdales, the two horses are made of structured steel, with stainless steel cladding. Completed in October 2013, the sculptures were opened to the public in April 2014. The cost of their construction, a tremendous feat of engineering, was five million pounds.
The name Kelpie was chosen by Scottish Canals, referring to a mythical shape shifting water spirit, usually taking the shape of a horse. The Sculptor Andy Scott said that he “took that concept and moved with it towards a more equine and contemporary response , shifting from any mythological references towards a socio – historical monument, intended to celebrate the horse’s role in industry and agriculture as well as the obvious association with the canals as tow horses” 
It has been suggested that the creature in Loch Ness might be a Kelpie. If you visit the loch, who knows, you might get a sighting! However, if you visit Helix Park, you can be sure that these Kelpies will, at all times be fully visible. 
You can also watch this short video with Andy Scott

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