The Kelpies name reflects the mythological creatures (similar to a sea horse) possessing and enduring the strength of 10 horses or more. It is also in respect to the working horses of the past that the Scottish industry and economy heavily relied on, especially canal tow horses.
These huge guys, from artist Andy Scott, are 30 metres high, made of structural steel and cladding and will be lit up in random colours every night. Opening too, is a visitor centre where learning, posh coffee and over-priced trinkets can be purchased.
Sadly, we couldn't make the firework-laden celebration tonight (way past Horlicks time ) but my baby daughter and her hubby, who were up on a visit, went with us to see them a few days ago. Unfortunately access to view the horses face on was restricted still but the snaps aren't too bad!
But no matter how many pieces of horsey-artistic sculpting go up all over Scotland, no one will please me more than Glasgow's Duke Of Wellington With Traffic Cone - respectfully
crowned by drunk uni students every weekend. The sight is so popular now that you can buy souvenirs, clothing and jewellery in tribute to it. My tee-shirt's in the post!
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Son-in-law James with my Hairy Hillwalking Hubby * Daughter Kerri with James * Me and me daughtah (from The Kerri Vine Series) * The Kelpies side on * Duke of Wellington statue P