Mini Kelpies arrive at Queen Margaret University

Shawnisay Miller, a piper from Preston Lodge High School welcomes the Kelpies. Pic: Julie Bull
Shawnisay Miller, a piper from Preston Lodge High School welcomes the Kelpies. Pic: Julie Bull
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MINIATURE versions of The Kelpies have gone on show at Queen Margaret University.

The set of maquettes that were used to launch the The Kelpies in New York will be effectively stabled over the winter months at the uni’s Musselburgh campus.

The maquettes were the models for the award-winning 30 metre high horses heads which form the dramatic gateway to the new section of canal in Falkirk linking the Forth and Clyde.

Hand crafted by Scottish sculptor, Andy Scott, the three metre high maquette sculptures will be positioned in University Square at Queen Margaret University’s campus next to Musselburgh on the east side of Edinburgh.

Professor Petra Wend, Principal of Queen Margaret University, said: “We are extremely grateful to Falkirk Council and we feel honoured to have the maquettes of The Kelpies housed at the University. When we created our purpose built campus in 2007 we constructed a building that deliberately faced into our new community of East Lothian. We have sited the maquettes near the entrance to our academic building so that they too face towards Musselburgh. It is also the first time that we have had art work displayed in University Square.”