Kelpies in St Andrews

Tuesday 5 September 2017

If you missed the arrival in St Andrews at the end of July of the Kelpies maquettes, don't worry because there's still plenty of time to enjoy them during their stay here until later next month. They are based on the Bruce Embankment next to the British Golf Museum.  The original Andy Scott sculptures are the largest equine sculptures in the world and are based at The Helix in Falkirk - but size is relative, the maquette versions are still pretty massive.

We were delighted to work with the project of bringing these Kelpies to St Andrews by ensuring that Jim Carruth's poem about the Kelpies, produced as part of Andy Scott's project and carved into the stone at Falkirk, would also accompany the Kelpies to St Andrews. Jim was invited to come over for the launch and he read his poem then. To ensure it featured more permanently while the Kelpies were in town, we arranged that his poem would appear on window panels in the cafe at the British Golf Museum, overlooking The Kelpies. You can see it there, from inside looking out or from outside looking in. Lines from the poem have also been circulating around St Andrews on the miniature land train which tours the town during the summer.