The Kelpies are one of the largest equine sculptures in the world, standing 30 metres (100 feet) tall. They are the landmark feature of The Helix Environmental Regeneration Scheme on the Forth and Clyde Canal near Falkirk on Central Scotland. They are the brain-child of sculptor Andy Scott, and will be the largest public artworks in Scotland.
The Kelpies took almost eight years from inception to completion, and now stand as striking gateway features at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde Canal. From an original brief conceived by George Baliniger, a canal engineer, they are the culmination of a tremendous team effort involving dozens of leading consultants and specialists.