The Kelpies, Falkirk

Places and travel, Scotland


I visited the Kelpies some time ago and took some daytime photos, but have wanted for a long time to return to see the Kelpies floodlit. I finally got the chance this weekend. These beautiful sculptures, by Andy Scott, are named after a mythical water horse, but are based on the heavy horses used to pull the canal barges on the Forth and Clyde canal. They are floodlit from dusk, with internal lighting that changes through a range of colours from turquoise to gold, to green and red.  I captured the photos from a short while after sunset through until dark, catching the sky as it it changed through varying shades of blue to violet.


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