Kelso all set for the coming of Kelpies

The famous Kelpies maquettes will arrive in Kelso Square at 11am tomorrow (Friday) – and will remain on display there until Monday.

The three-metre high equine artworks heading for the Tweedside town were hand-crafted by renowned Scottish sculptor Andy Scott as models to create the world’s largest equine sculpture, The Kelpies, at Falkirk.

The visit coincides with one of the biggest annual weekends on the Kelso calendar, which also sees Floors Castle Horse Trials and the Border Vintage Agricultural Association’s annual rally at Springwood Park.

In a joint statement, Kelso councillors Tom Weatherston, Alec Nicol and Simon Mountford said being able to bring the Kelpies maquettes to Kelso was a real coup for the town.

“Having the Kelpies in front of the town hall on these dates will also make the most of having large numbers of visitors at Springwood Park and Floors too,” they commented, adding: “Hopefully, the combination of these three great attractions will be a major boost to our local traders.”

The sculptures have been touring the United States, and have also appeared at the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles and this year’s Grand National.