Falkirk’s ‘Little Kelpies’ wow crowds at Aintree before Grand National

The Kelpies are at Ainstree
The Kelpies are at Ainstree

A touring scaled down sculpture of Falkirk’s 100ft high Kelpies is creating a buzz at this year’s Grand National.

Falkirk Council has partnered up with Aintree Racecourse to showcase the three metre high Kelpies Maquettes as a special attraction at the racing festival.

Pete Reid, council’s growth and investment manager, said: “The Kelpies Maquettes have become cultural ambassadors for Scotland, enticing people from all across the UK and the world to visit the Falkirk area to see this magnificent landmark for themselves.

“The Maquettes will attract the attention of tens of thousands of visitors to Aintree as well as millions of viewers watching the Festival on television so it provides a fantastic platform to promote the area.”