The little Kelpies are in the big apple!
The little brothers to the Kelpies in The Helix (known as
maquettes - 1:10 scale models to the 30m high
Kelpies) have been touring the USA and have now been
unveiled in Bryant Park in New York City - to
represent our local area during Scotland Week in the
Scotland week is a large scale event celebrating everything
Scottish in New York and is a fantastic opportunity to position The
Kelpies as an international landmark and visitor destination for
Falkirk and Grangemouth during Homecoming Scotland 2014.
Andy Scott arriving in New York with the
Kelpie artist Andy Scott says:
"The Kelpies began their US tour in summer of 2012 in Chicago,
then spent time at Purdue University in Indiana, and it is with
great pleasure that I debut them in New York City at Bryant Park. I
am honored to take part in a celebration of Scotland's innovation
and creativity during Scotland Week this April.
"We have received tremendous support from the Bryant Park
Corporation, The City of New York Parks and Recreation, the
American-Scottish Foundation and the Scottish Government to get the
scale models on show in Bryant Park and I am confident they will
help put Scotland, and the Helix project, firmly on the map - not
only for resident New Yorkers, but for the many thousands of
international visitors to the city."
The Kelpies herald the arrival of Scotland Week in April which
comprises a diverse programme of Scottish-inspired events and
activities that showcase the very best of Scottish culture. Find out more about the
events The Kelpies will be featuring in.
For more information about Scotland week, click here
The Kelpies will be on Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park,
NYC, from March 21 through April 22.