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The Kelpies

The most visible feature of the Helix at Falkirk is the two unique equine structures known as The Kelpies. Each structure measures around 100 feet (30 m) in height. The Kelpies were the brainchild of Andy Scott who also created the “Heavy Horse” sculpture at the side of the M8 motorway between Glasgow and Edinburgh. Another inspiration was the fact that Carnera, the UK’s largest Clydesdale horse, once resided in Falkirk, hauling wagons of the soft drink Irn-Bru for Robert Barr.

I visited the Kelpies in June and not only saw the outside, but also the inside structure, as can be seen in one photo below.

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