The Kelpies are a pair of stunning equine horse-head sculptures each one standing 30-metre high, located next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, and near River Carron. 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 and are named after mythical water horses. Fashioned out of stainless steel they are a tribute to the working horses that once hauled barges along the canal.
The sculptures opened to the public in April 2014. As part of the project, they will have their own visitor centre, and sit beside a newly developed canal turning pool and extension. This canal extension reconnects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the River Forth, and improves navigation between the East and West of Scotland.
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