Contract awarded to construct Kelpies

Sculptor Andy Scott with two Clydesdales and his the Kelpies he created

Sculptor Andy Scott with two Clydesdales and his the Kelpies he created

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A multi-million pound contract to build the iconic Kelpies has been awarded to a Yorkshire firm.

Part of the £41 million Helix project, the two 30-metre high stainless steel-plated horses’ heads will transform the landscape between Falkirk and Grangemouth.

The structures have been created by Glasgow-based artist Andy Scott and will be next to the new canal link, close to the M9 motorway.

Major construction yards north and south of the border were interested in the £5 million contract with SH Structures of North Yorkshire the successful bidder.

The company has already created the new footbridge over the M8 motorway at Harthill, as well as projects at Silverburn and Braehead shopping centres and Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.

Mike King, programme director for the Helix Trust, said: “This is a hugely exciting part of the project, forming a key element of the overall regeneration programme which will dramatically transform a 350-hectare area of under-used land.”