The Kelpies, A Pair of Massive Stainless Steel Horse Head Sculptures in Scotland

The Kelpies giant horse sculptures

photo via The Kelpies

“The Kelpies” are a pair of 99-foot-tall horse head sculptures located on either side of a canal in Falkirk, Scotland. Created by Scottish artist Andy Scott, each sculpture weighs 300 tons and is clad in laser-cut stainless steel plates. The sculptures take their name from a mythological beast that was said to have the strength and endurance of 10 horses. “The Kelpies” were recently completed and will be open to the public in April 2014.

The Kelpies giant horse sculptures

photo by Barry Ferguson

The Kelpies giant horse sculptures

photo by Trixta Photography

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Written by EDW Lynch

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