“Miniature” Kelpies to stay on at equine vet school in Scotland

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The 3m tall maquettes of The Kelpies on display at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
The 3m tall maquettes of The Kelpies on display at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. © Norrie Russell

Miniature versions of Scotland’s famous Kelpie sculptures, the world’s largest equine sculptures, are camping out for a while at the University of Edinburgh’s Equine Hospital,  the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

The three metre-high maquettes of The Kelpies, the rearing heads of two Clydesdale horses, are an exact 1:10 replica of the 30 metre-high sculptures located at Falkirk’s Helix Parkland.

Created by artist Andy Scott, the Kelpies opened to the public in April 2014. The maquettes arrive at the University after travelling the world. They have been on display in New York’s Bryant Park, Chicago’s Grant Park, and at last year’s Ryder Cup in Gleneagles.

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The kelpies were on show at the Old College in October, and at the Vet School from November 1, and due to depart on November 30. But thanks to the Falkirk Council and Andy Scott, they will stay on display at the front of the school until February 1.

A video of the unloading of one of the kelpies is below.

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