Kelpies ready to take centre stage at Helix

Artist's impression of the view from the Helix visitor centre
Artist's impression of the view from the Helix visitor centre
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Work assembling the majestic Kelpies which will form the stunning centrepiece of Falkirk’s £43 million Helix Project is about to start.

Engineers will start manoeuvring sections of the giant horse head sculptures, Scotland’s tallest works of art, into place from Monday. It is expected to take 75 days to complete the construction phase and install the state-of-the-art technology inside.

At 100 feet, The Kelpies, designed by artist Andy Scott who took his inspiration from Carnera, AG Barr’s famous Clydesdale, will stand almost a third taller than the Angel of the North sculpture at Gateshead and believed to be the largest steel horses’ heads to be built anywhere in the world.

They will be positioned either side of a new turning pool which has been created for canal boats. The 350 hectare park is due to be completely finished in December.