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'The Kelpies' Coaster

'The Kelpies' Coaster

'The Kelpies' Coaster is wooden with a cork back.

The word ‘Kelpie’ is said to come from the Scottish Gaelic words 'colpach' or ‘cailpeach’,  meaning colt or heifer. The mythological shape-changing Kelpies are believed to haunt rivers and streams, usually in the shape of a horse.

The artist's inspiration for the sculptures comes from the heavy horses that once powered Scotland's canals, and Clydesdale horses, Baron & Duke, were the sculptor's real-life models.

The 30 metre high giant sculptures are the largest public artworks in Scotland (& the largest equine sculptures in the world!), each weighing in at 300 tonnes!


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