Giant Horse Head Sculptures in Scotland


Europeans sure do love their giant animal sculptures. In Falkirk, Scotland, public artist Andy Scott has erected two giant horse heads, which tower above Forth & Clyde canal at about 99-feet tall. The horse heads are called "Kelpies," which are mythological transforming beasts in Scottish folklore that we believed to have the strength and endurance of 10 horses, serve as a monument to the historic horse-powered industry and economy of Scotland. The Kelpies took over seven years to construct from structural steel with a stainless steel cladding, which visitors will be able to stand inside of once the sculptures become available to the public in April 2014. Take a closer look at the Kelpies in our gallery.