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Kelpies light up the Falkirk sky

Kelpies light up the sky for the first time during test run
Picture: Michael Gillen

Kelpies light up the sky for the first time during test run Picture: Michael Gillen

 

The spotlight was firmly on the Kelpies as the two giant sculptures were lit up for the first time.

A test run of the floodlighting took place on Monday evening and, if you are lucky, you could get another sneak preview tonight.

The iconic Kelpies will officially be launched on April 17 when they are the focal point of ‘Home’, an artistic production to mark their ‘unveiling’ and the start of the John Muir Festival.

It takes place in Helix Park, the £42 million project funded by a £25 million Big Lottery grant.

The Kelpies are the work of sculptor Andy Scott, whose design pays tribute to the work horses who pulled barges along the canals and Falkirk’s former heavy industry.

Each stands up to 30 metres tall and weighs over 300 tonnes. They are constructed of structural steel with a stainless steel outer skin.

 

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