The sculptures are by Andy Scott and based on Clydesdale horses Duke and Baron. Horses were an important part of the transport system of the Forth and Clyde Canal and to industry generally. I've always admired the Kelpies, but only in passing or in photographs, so it was great to have the opportunity to visit them at the Helix Park near Falkirk recently.
Got a great tour of the Kelpies which included going inside one of the hugh beasts! The view inside is no less impressive than the outside one. There's a great site where you can find out lots of fabulous information about the Kelpies at The Helix.
Kelpies in Scottish mythology are shape-changing water creatures who inhabit lochs and streams usually in the shape of a horse. They are said to lure people onto their backs, but anyone who dared to ride a Kelpie would be taken deep down into the water where they would drown. So beware!
|Looks like this one is eating the tree!|