The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures depicting kelpies(shape-shifting water spirits), standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, and near River Carron, in The Helix, a new parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area, Scotland. The sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and were completed in October 2013. The sculptures form a gateway at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal, and the new canal extension built as part of The Helix land transformation project. The Kelpies are a monument to horse powered heritage across Scotland.
They are a public artwork that really works. There is good parking on site and a visitor centre and a cafe. For the photographer the present some interesting challenges, shooting around the crowds and avoiding or editing out the electric pylons that run behind the site. Almost every photo I have seethes had the pylons edited out