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Giant horse heads built in Scotland

Sculptures of a pair of enormous horse heads are nearing completion at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal in Falkirk, Scotland. Standing at 30 meters high, the structures, named The Kelpies after the mythical Scottish water horses, weigh 300 tonnes each. Part of the Helix Project, sculptor Andy Scott says they have been designed as a monument to horse powered heritage across central Scotland.

Giant horse heads built in Scotland
Work continues on The Kelpies sculptures at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal on October 9, 2013 in Falkirk, Scotland. The two Kelpie heads are positioned at a specially constructed canal lock and basin part of the Helix project, each weighing 300 tonnes and standing 100 feet tall. The structure was designed by sculptor Andy Scott as a monument to horse powered heritage across Central Scotland. (Getty Images)
Giant horse heads built in Scotland
Work continues on The Kelpies sculptures at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal on October 9, 2013 in Falkirk, Scotland. The two Kelpie heads are positioned at a specially constructed canal lock and basin part of the Helix project, each weighing 300 tonnes and standing 100 feet tall. The structure was designed by sculptor Andy Scott as a monument to horse powered heritage across Central Scotland. (Getty Images)
Giant horse heads built in Scotland
Work continues on The Kelpies sculptures at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal on October 9, 2013 in Falkirk, Scotland. The two Kelpie heads are positioned at a specially constructed canal lock and basin part of the Helix project, each weighing 300 tonnes and standing 100 feet tall. The structure was designed by sculptor Andy Scott as a monument to horse powered heritage across Central Scotland. (Getty Images)
Giant horse heads built in Scotland
Work continues on The Kelpies sculptures at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal on October 9, 2013 in Falkirk, Scotland. The two Kelpie heads are positioned at a specially constructed canal lock and basin part of the Helix project, each weighing 300 tonnes and standing 100 feet tall. The structure was designed by sculptor Andy Scott as a monument to horse powered heritage across Central Scotland. (Getty Images)
Giant horse heads built in Scotland
Work continues on The Kelpies sculptures at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal on October 9, 2013 in Falkirk, Scotland. The two Kelpie heads are positioned at a specially constructed canal lock and basin part of the Helix project, each weighing 300 tonnes and standing 100 feet tall. The structure was designed by sculptor Andy Scott as a monument to horse powered heritage across Central Scotland. (Getty Images)
Giant horse heads built in Scotland
Work continues on The Kelpies sculptures at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal on October 9, 2013 in Falkirk, Scotland. The two Kelpie heads are positioned at a specially constructed canal lock and basin part of the Helix project, each weighing 300 tonnes and standing 100 feet tall. The structure was designed by sculptor Andy Scott as a monument to horse powered heritage across Central Scotland. (Getty Images)