The Kelpies

I recently had an early morning trip out to the Kelpies in Falkland, I set out to capture the sunrise with the Kelpies in attendance but it didn’t quite work out to plan …

I had set the postcode for the Kelpies in my SatNav, however unknown to me that doesn’t take you TO the Kelpies, you just end up driving past them on the Motorway! So beware if you intend to visit, you need to put in the address of the Helix centre in Falkirk, to arrive at your destination!

In any case, the unplanned detour meant I really missed the best of the sunrise.

A kelpie is a shape-changing aquatic spirit of Scottish legend.

The Kelpies

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.

The Kelpies are a monument to horse powered heritage across Scotland. The sculptures were opened to the public in October 2013.

Glaswegian sculptor Andy Scott Created these wonderful creations.

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