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    It’s all about the Kelpies

    The largest public artworks in Scotland? The Kelpies!

    You are invited to take more than a look at these two 30 meter tall horse head sculptures designed by Andy Scott, erected in Grangemouth Park, Falkirk, near River Carron, in The Helix, a new parkland project; there are so impressive…!!

    By definition, the ‘kelpie’ is a supernatural water horse of Celtic folklore, possessing the strength and endurance of ten horses. The legend presents them as aquatic beings living in rivers and in Scottish lochs.

    Sculptor Andy Scott has left his mark on the landscape of Scotland – it’s his artistic vision which brought The Kelpies to life. Two giant equine statues standing above the Forth & Clyde Canal, The Kelpies are larger-than-life artworks which represent many things.

    Hear from Andy about how these metal beasts have taken him on an extraordinary journey and reaffirmed his passion for Scotland, its heritage and its beauty. Scotland; a  spirit of its own.

     

    As the saying goes…a picture is worth a thousand words, so enjoy pictures below taken by Scotiana’s team and also videos shared on Youtube by visitors to the site.

    In all scottishness, only the very best!

    Janice

     

    Welcome to Helix - © Scotiana

    Helix – Home of the Kelpies – Scotland © Scotiana

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    The Kelpies – Scotland © Scotiana

    Kelpies in Scotland

    The Kelpies – Falkirk, Scotland © Scotiana

    Kelpies in Scotland

    The Kelpies – Falkirk, Scotland © Scotiana

    Kelpies Scotland

    The Kelpies – Falkirk, Scotland © Scotiana

    Kelpies Scotland

    The Kelpies – Falkirk, Scotland © Scotiana

     

     



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    1 comment to It’s all about the Kelpies

    • Thank you for this report on the Kelpies and for the stunning photos.
      Andy Scott has a number of commissions on public display in Scotland’s Central Belt and has now been chosen to produce a bronze baby elephant sculpture as the preferred memorial for Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens by parents affected by historic practices at Mortonhall Crematorium. The seated elephant will be covered in forget-me-nots: Lest We Forget.

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