The Kelpies - Falkirk, Scotland
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TeamXW
N 56° 01.151 W 003° 45.308
30V E 452927 N 6208471
Two 30 metre high horse-head sculptures depicting Kelpies (shape-shifting water spirits) located between Falkirk and Grangemouth.
Waymark Code: WM14JE5
Location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 07/16/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Alongside the Forth & Clyde Canal and near River Carron, the Kelpies are located in The Helix, a new parkland project. The sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and were completed in October 2013.

A kelpie is a shape-changing aquatic spirit of Scottish legend. Its name may derive from the Scottish Gaelic words 'cailpeach' or 'colpach', meaning heifer or colt. Kelpies are said to haunt rivers and streams, usually in the shape of a horse. But beware…these are malevolent spirits!

The sculptures were modelled on two real-life Clydesdale horses - Baron (head up Kelpie) and Duke (head down Kelpie).
Time Period: Modern

Approximate Date of Epic Period: Late 19th Century

Epic Type: Mythical

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

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