Blog Scotland 2019

Jen and I stopped to see The Kelpies on our drive from Stirling back to Edinburgh. It was raining pretty good when we arrived, but that didn’t stop us from quickly exploring the Kelpies, but it didn’t lend to capturing great photos of the Kelpies like you usually see on Instagram of them lit up with different colors.

The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures depicting kelpies (shape-shifting water spirits), standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, and near River Carron, in The Helix, a new parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area, Scotland. The sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and were completed in October 2013. The sculptures form a gateway at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal, and the new canal extension built as part of The Helix land transformation project. The Kelpies are a monument to horse-powered heritage across Scotland.



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