Kelpies arrive at Vet School

Mini versions of the world’s largest equine sculptures have arrived at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

The three metre-high maquettes of The Kelpies, the rearing heads of two Clydesdale horses, were previous on display in Old College Quadrangle.

The versions are an exact 1:10 replica of the 30 metre-high sculptures located at Falkirk’s Helix Parkland.

World tour

Created by artist Andy Scott, the Kelpies opened to the public in April 2014.

The maquettes arrive at the University after travelling the world. They have been on display in New York’s Bryant Park, Chicago’s Grant Park, and at last year’s Ryder Cup in Gleneagles.

The Kelpies will be in Old College 3-29 October and at the Vet School 1-30 November.


We are delighted to welcome the maquettes to the University. Since the official opening in 2014, The Kelpies have become one of the country’s most iconic landmarks, and we are very grateful to Falkirk Council for allowing us to provide the miniature versions a home this autumn. We are sure students, staff and the wider community will thoroughly enjoy these impressive new additions to the University campus.

Professor Mary BownesVice Principal Community Development