I’ve gone all photographic for this post. Let me introduce you to my two biggest friends, The Kelpies.
These 30 metre high steel sculptures, designed by Andy Scott, are just a few miles from my home. Aren’t they beautiful?
They are modelled on two actual Clydesdales, and celebrate the working horses of the Falkirk/Grangemouth area’s industrial past. Their name comes from the mysterious ‘water horse’ of Scottish legend.
They are part of a large drive to regenerate this area, and they make a grand entrance to the canal system and to Helix Park, another new development. Take a walk with me and see more…
A stroll along the canal path takes us to the marina. I’m imagining when heavy horses would have pulled the canal boats.
All ages and types of boat can be found. The Kelpies oversee them all.
Helix Park has wild areas to explore, some pretty, some – er – slimy.
Everyone is enjoying themselves at the Park.
So if you’re ever in Falkirk, this is a great place to visit. Creative friends: The Kelpies are inspiring. They have certainly given me some story ideas… I can’t help but wonder though – what are they thinking about us? 😉
(All pics by moi, Karen Soutar) 🙂