Kelpie Maquettes in St Andrews inspired by Jim Carruth, created by Andy Scott

The Kelpie Maquettes are being installed on the Bruce Embankment, adjacent to the British Golf Museum from 24th July 2017 until 23rd October 2017.  They will stand tall and proud amongst some of Scotlands most iconic scenery.  Did you know that the Kelpie Statues were inspired by a poet Jim Carruth. We are very excited he will be joining us for the launch of the Kelpie Maquettes in St Andrews on 29th July 2017. His poem detailed here is a beautiful inspiration from which Andy Scott created these amazing sculptures,
Echo the great beasts
that work among us
unbridled in the kingdom
between canal and firth
here to harness the river
carry each weary traveller
Bow down
your strong heads
to taste the water
Stretch up
Your long necks
to face the sun
Mighty twins of Carnera
unbridled in this kingdom
between canal and firth
surface to take the strain
Clydesdales of the Carron
rare wild maned kelpies
come to harness the river
carry each weary traveller
Celebrate their strength
Never forget a debt owed
Echo the great beasts
that work among us
Bow down
your strong heads
to taste the water
Stretch up
your long necks
to face the sun
We look forward to a day of celebration on 29th July with a fabulous community launch for all. All the events happening around the Kelpie maquettes  will be listed on www.standrewslive.com.  To visit the full size statues please go to the Helix in Falkirk, they are truly awe inspiring.

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