Something fantastic is happening in central Scotland! Land
between Grangemouth and Falkirk is being transformed into the
Discover the Helix here.
New paths are being constructed all across the Helix, in Helix South, Helix North, and
Park - discover where the Helix could take you.
Demand for allotments is growing throughout Scotland and the
Falkirk area is no exception. Our new project will create
in the Helix South area, which will be managed with
the support of the Falkirk Allotment Society.
The Helix is a place to relax and enjoy, a place to explore,
but it is also a unique opportunity for local businesses to develop
and grow as the site becomes busier over the coming years.
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"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."
Andy Scott, Sculptor
The Kelpies are coming! Introducing a major new
public artwork by Scottish sculptor Andy Scott. The Kelpies
will tower a colossal 30 metres above the Forth & Clyde canal
and will form a dramatic gateway at the eastern entrance.
In 2013 the Kelpies will take up their new location at
the Helix, Falkirk. Follow their progress as this
gargantuan art work gradually takes shape.
Each Kelpie will stand up to 30 metres tall and weigh over 300
The two massive horses' heads will be positioned either side of
a specially constructed lock and basin, part of the redeveloped
Canal Hub. You'll be able to see them from early 2013.
The sculptor's 1:10 scale models, known as maquettes, have been
dispayed locally and across Scotland at events and locations as
diverse as Edinburgh International Airport, The Falkirk Wheel, Expo
2011 (Aberdeen) and Expo 2012 (Edinburgh).
In the run-up to fabrication of the full scale Kelpies, plans
are under way to exhibit the maquettes internationally.
Sculptor Andy Scott created the famous Heavy Horse
sculpture on the M8 in Glasgow, and has created public art at home
Follow the news as these gargantuan horse
sculptures gradually take shape.
Caledonia TV has been following Andy Scott's every move as the
Kelpies progress towards construction. The final results will be
televised once the Kelpies have been completed. Early footage can
be seen on Caledonia TV's website.
Read what The Guardian said about The
The Kelpies very own official website.
Atkins delivers the development and design of our
two gigantic equine sculptures