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The Kelpies at night go Supernova !

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A unique night-time race around the Kelpies is being held in November  . The 5k run was the first event of its kind in Scotland in 2015 . Visit the Kelpies on our unique Kelpies tours with free hotel pickup from Edinburgh . Phone +447305-294773 for more details . The Kelpies at night HDR print is now for sale online. Kelpeis t-shirts and gifts can be bought online at the Kelpies gifts shop , now featuring unique prints , tshirts and Kelpies postcards.
The run takes place at dusk on November 13 and it will allow participants to explore the home of the two 30-metre high horses at their best – lit up in their dark surroundings.
LED head torches and glow-sticks will make the 5k run a unique experience , immersing the runners in fantastic voyage around the 300 tonne statues.
The Supernova event is a 5K with a twist, with friends and family kitted out in anything that glows in the dark and creating a magical experience of light and sound.
Visitors to the Kelpies know that they look absolutely spectacular – especially when they’re all lit up at night .
The event is open for both experienced runners and friends and families wanting a stroll – with fancy dress strongly encouraged.

Picture by Photogold photography

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Kelpies creator reveals his greatest ambition

Andy Scott , the sculptor behind Scotland’s iconic Kelpies landmark has said he wants to design a statue dedicated to comedian Billy Connolly.

Andy Scott, who has a number of notable sculptures around the world, said as an “informal ambassador for Glasgow and Scotland”, the Big Yin deserves a tribute to him to be built.

Scott described Connolly, originally from Glasgow but now living in Florida, as “one of the funniest comedians ever, as well as a great actor and all-round entertainer”.

Designing a statue to Connolly would demonstrate the “impact he’s had on Scottish culture”, Scott added.

In 2011 Scott unveiled a huge steel mural of Connolly on a wall close to Connolly’s birthplace overlooking the shipyards where he once worked. The comedian said he was “extremely grateful” to be honoured in that way.

Connolly said “I consider myself a citizen of the world, but I was born and raised in Glasgow – it is where my first children were born – where I learnt to play the banjo – where I served my apprenticeship as a welder, and where I first performed in public.

“My heart beats to the rhythm of Glasgow – it is in my blood.”

Last month, Connolly, now retired from comedy, said the the challenge of dealing with Parkinsons were getting worse but added he continued to enjoy filming TV shows.

The 78-year-old also made light of the troubles he experiences, saying on his last tour he told members of the audience: “Good evening, symptom spotters”.

He has recently filmed a five-part series for the UK Gold channel, which will see Connolly reflect on his career and life.

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The Kelpies private tours

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The Kelpies in Helix Park are 30 metre high sculptures of two Clydesdale horses , Duke and Baron , a unique tribute to the horses that used to pull freight barges along the Union Canal and the Forth & Clyde Canal in Scotland in the 19th century .

Kelpies tours make the perfect Kelpies gift for fans of this amazing sculpture .

Kelpies Tours start at 10.00 am . Phone +447305-294773 for details and bookings .

Normal pickup point is Edinburgh city centre or the airport . Other pickup points can be arranged .

Kelpies Falkirk tours Itinerary

  • 5 hour private tour group day trip around Falkirk
  • Explore the famous Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House
  • Take in unique views of the historic Callendar House and Park
  • Travel by private car
  • Small private group tour with a maximum of four people

Our tour of Falkirk features a visit to the world famous Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House.

We stop for up to an hour at each location .

Tour cost –

£175 for up to four people

The Kelpies jigsaw puzzles

The Kelpies , the Helix, Falkirk jigsaw puzzle.

The Kelpies jigsaw puzzle 110 to 500 pieces .

Have fun putting together a jigsaw of your favourite place to visit – the Kelpies photo jigsaw. Jigsaw size: 1 photo only

Recycled extra-strong card

Made for us by a leading jigsaw specialist Keep the kids quiet with a photo jigsaw of The Kelpies in Scotland or challenge Grandma with this original image of The Kelpies , Falkirk .

We take time to carefully print, make and wrap your items before delivery.

The Kelpies sculptures are the largest works of art in Scotland, and the largest equine sculptures in the world. 
Sculptor Andy Scott was on hand for the opening, along with Duke, a Clydesdale horse which was one of the models for the 30m (100ft) works.
More than one million people have visited the Kelpies since they were completed in April 2014.

The pair of sculptures are made from 600 tonnes of steel and more than 10,000 special fixings, and tower over the nearby M9 motorway.
The Kelpies Falkirk were open to the public in 2014. An exhibition of local schools kids artwork celebrating The Kelpies and The John Muir Way will also be unveiled by Kelpie artist Andy Scott. The artwork was on display inside The Kelpies for three weeks afterwards for tour guests to admire.

The completion of the £5 million venture marked a significant stage in the £43 million Helix project, which has transformed 865 acres of land between Falkirk and Grangemouth. The Helix is a leisure park featuring walkways , a lagoon , children’s play area and the Kelpies

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The Kelpies feature on the new £50 note

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The Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies will feature on the new Bank of Scotland polymer £50 note, which will enter circulation in July.

The landmarks are pictured on the reverse of the note, which has also changed colour from green to red.

A new UV feature depicts a horse pulling a canal barge, representing how horses shaped the geographical layout of the Falkirk area.

The new design is part of the bank’s ongoing bridges series of notes.

The notes feature the poem Steam Barge, written by William Muir after he saw the newly-invented steam boat passing through Scotland’s Grand Canal.

Scottish Canals CEO Catherine Topley said she was “delighted” that the attractions would feature on the new note.

She said: “This decision by the Bank of Scotland pays homage to Scottish Canals’ transformation in central Scotland over the last 20 years.

“The note also complements the appearance of The Falkirk Wheel in the United Kingdom’s passports, recognising its significance to the nation’s infrastructure.”

Kelpies gifts can be bought online in the Kelpies gift shop

Kelpies gifts include kids and adult t-shirts , phone cases , hoodies , prints and tote bags