The massive art installation on the East Coast of Scotland called the Kelpies have been lit up for the first time. The Kelpies are two horse heads erected at the Helix Park, between Falkirk and Grangemouth, each towering 100 feet and weighing 300 tons, designed by Andy Scott. The artist was inspired by Scotland’s history of work horses which once pulled barges along the canal. They are named after the supernatural horses of Celtic folklore. The story is that the horses could transform themselves into beautiful women to lure men into traps. Public tours will open on April 21, 2014.Andy Scott said, “When you sail in from Europe or elsewhere in Britain, the first thing you will see will be these colossal horses’ heads welcoming you to Scotland.”
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