The Kelpies are monuments to the heavy-horse heritage of the industrial central belt of Scotland. Modelled by master sculptor Andy Scott using two Clydesdale horses as models, they stand on a loch basin of the Clyde and Forth Canal at The Helix, Falkirk. Each horse head is 30metres high and weighs 300 tonnes. The plates are made of highly polished stainless steel which means that they reflect whatever light falls on them. Click on the links to learn more about these sculptures which have only recently been open to the public.
With The Falkirk Wheel, a rotating boat lift that lifts boats between the Forth & Clyde Canal and the Union Canal, Falkirk now has two of the most iconic canal visitor attractions anywhere in the world.