The Kelpies were officially opened by Princess Anne in July 2015.
The Kelpies were officially opened by Princess Anne in July 2015.

In pictures: Princess Anne opens The Kelpies during 2015 Falkirk visit

The official opening of the popular Falkirk district tourist attraction, The Kelpies, took place on July 8, 2015.

Thursday, 8th July 2021, 6:30 am

Princess Anne led a flotilla of around 40 boats along the Forth and Clyde canal to the giant horse-head sculptures.

Crowds turned out to mark the occasion and to catch a glimpse of the Princess Royal.

Sculptor Andy Scott was present for the opening, along with Duke – the Clydesdale horse which was one of the models for the heads.

Since their completion in 2014, The Kelpies have stood at the heart of The Helix and have been a huge tourism draw to the area, proving popular with locals and visitors alike.

Falkirk Herald photographer Michael Gillen captured the official opening through these photographs.

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