Kelpies, Falkirk, Scotland

‘Kelpie’, is the Scots name given to water horses said to inhabit the lochs of Scotland. ‘The Kelpies’ were designed by artist, Andy Scott, and to me they are the most imposing of his many sculptures to be found in Scotland and around the world. They have been erected where the River Forth moves into the Forth and Clyde Canal as a welcome feature, not to be missed on any trip to Falkirk in Central Scotland. They stand 30 metres (100ft) high and are really impressive and lifelike! We live about 25 minutes away from ‘The Kelpies’, so we visit quite often! Hope you like the photographs:

This is the view as you walk from the Helix Park to the Kelpies.

This is the view as you walk from the Helix Park to the Kelpies.

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The Kelpies are erected using shaped panels of metal bolted to a pipe structure. I will publish some photographs of the inside, along with some of the smaller versions to be found at Falkirk Wheel, in a future post. I hope you enjoyed the photographs. Feel free to stay a while and browse through some of my other posts. If you would like to see another piece of Andy Scott’s work click here ‘Stirling, Scotland’ or if you would like to see photographs of the famous Falkirk Wheel click here ‘Falkirk Wheel, Scotland – a Modern Engineering Masterpiece’. Thank you for visiting my blog and hope to meet you here again!

Cheers!

John

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