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This month the world had a great surprise to discover a new Scottish cultural landmark of horse head sculpture lighting for the launch of the Kelpies.
The name Kelpies reflected the mythological transforming beasts possessing the strength and endurance of 10 horses and measure over 90 feet high and 300-tonne giant horse-head sculptures.
Located in Scotland near Forth and Clyde Canal in The Helix in middle of a new landmark project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area of Scotland. The lighting test was carried out on the Kelpies in Falkirk, central Scotland, before playing a key role in a series of events of May 2014 with a light, sound and flame performance.
The architect and artist Andy Scott was able to completed those fantastic horse head sculpture in October 2013 to symbolize a gateway at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal, and the new canal extension built as part of The Helix land transformation project. The Kelpies monument has been design to honor the horse powered heritage across Scotland.
The sculptures will be open to the public in Spring 2014 and is located near the canal extension of the Forth and Clyde Canal with the River Forth improving navigation between the East and West of Scotland.
On April 21, the public will will have a chance to tour the structures for the first time. The cost of completion of this titanic project is more than 8 million dollars for the Kelpies and complete the $70 million Helix project, which is transforming 865 acres of land between Falkirk and Grangemouth. Scotland is expecting to attract an additional 350,000 visitors and over $2.5 million revenues with tourism coming from all over the world, according to those behind the project.