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Kelpies Artist Andy Scott unviels his 14ft galvanised steel 'Rook' sculpture.  Picture: Julie Bull
Kelpies Artist Andy Scott unviels his 14ft galvanised steel 'Rook' sculpture. Picture: Julie Bull
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THE man behind the Kelpies hopes his latest giant horse head will become a permanent attraction in the New Town.

Andy Scott’s 14ft tall chess piece has been installed in the middle of George Street under a new collaboration to celebrate the 150th anniversary of jewellers Hamilton & Inches.

“The Rook” has been installed outside the firm’s showroom and will remain on display until September. However, its future thereafter is uncertain.

He said: “I don’t think the council’s parking department would allow me to leave the sculpture there permanently. It would be lovely if they did. I’m hoping it finds a permanent home.”