The industrial-scale Kelpies sculptures watch over boaters entering the Forth and Clyde canal at Falkirk on Scotland's east coast. The horses are symbols of the region's past heavy industry and its reinvention in the present day. Kelpies are creatures of Celtic folklore believed to drag children to their death by drowning. The sculptures were created by artist Andy Scott who said ""During the conceptual stages, I visualised the Kelpies as monuments to the horse and a paean to the lost industries of the Falkirk area and of Scotland."
The 30m high structures weigh 300 tonnes each and are the largest equine sculpture in the world.