the Kelpies double take

the Kelpies double take

Two Kelpies have just become  four ! The 2 original Kelpies have now been joined by 2 new friends, the maquettes that have travelled the world to share the unique story of the Kelpies .

Nowadays they are the jewel in the crown of the Helix Park with over 2 million visitors in five years .

    The Kelpies are a tribute to the Clydesdale horses that used to pull barges along the canals in Scotland in the 19th century.

Each one is a hundred feet high and constructed from 300 tonnes of steel .  

A metal framework provided the basis for each horse and hundreds of plates , each one a unique design , were then welded onto the structure .

Photo by David Rankin , phone 07723-538941