The Kelpies – a grand day out

Have you visited author Mary Smith’s new blog.. today a visit to the magnificent Kelpies.. legend, myth and a tribute to the giant working horses of Scotland.. take a virtual tour #recommended

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The DH and I enjoyed a grand day out last year when we decided to visit The Kelpies near Falkirk.

Created by sculptor Andy Scott, each one weighs over 300 tonnes and at 30 metres high, they are the world’s largest equine statues. They dominate the Helix, a fabulous park by the Forth and Clyde Canal. Apart from The Kelpies there is plenty to do with walks along the towpaths, play areas, a wetland boardwalk, eating places, visitor centre and shop – but it was the Kelpies we had come to see.

We were not disappointed. They are fabulous, absolutely stunning.

20170428_132416 Standing sentinel on the Forth & Clyde Canal

Kelpies are mythological water horses or spirits which can change their shape. They haunt rivers and streams. A kelpie can appear as a docile pony but as soon as anyone mounts it he or she is stuck and will be dragged…

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My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/about-me/

17 thoughts on “The Kelpies – a grand day out

  1. Mary, this was wonderful. I remember ready a book about legendary sea creatures called kelpies who could transform into women, but I thought they were otters or seals. Must have been fiction. I like the idea of horses better. 🙂

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    • Hi Micki, I believe you are thinking of selkies, which live in the sea as seals but can shed their skins to live as humans on land. We have lots of stories about selkies in Scotland. The Kelpies are the horses. Glad you enjoyed the post.

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