As part of the £41 million Helix Project in Scotland, two 30-metre high horses heads or Kelpies, the name for a mythical Scottish water horse, are being created by sculptor, Andy Scott. The Kelpies will be both sculpture and visitor centre. In addition a series of public artworks are planned as the Helix Project aims to transform a 300-hectare area of fallow land between Falkirk and Grangemouth into a green space with cycle network, foot paths, a central park, woodland, and a lagoon and canal hub connecting with the Firth of Forth network. The project aims to establish a multi-functional outdoor space or Living Landmark for walking, running, cycling and sailing.
The Helix Project is being delivered by the Helix Trust in partnership with Falkirk Council, British Waterways Scotland and Central Scotland Forest Trust and has been part funded by a £25million lottery grant awarded by the Big Lottery Fund.
images: Andy Scott, The Kelpies © andy scott public art ltd. 2011. The Helix © Nicoll Russell Studios
Video on the construction of the Kelpies.