The Kelpie Maquettes - Goodbye

Tourism St Andrews were proud to host the Icons of modern Scottish design, The Kelpie Maquettes, this summer, 2017.

From July 24th - 23rd October , The Kelpie Maquettes were in St Andrews located on the Bruce Embankment, adjacent to British Golf Museum, behind the famous Royal and Ancient Golf Clubhouse and within sight of the stunning West Sands Beach.

The three metre high sculptures were hand crafted by renowned Scottish sculptor Andy Scott, and were used as models to create the world’s largest equine sculpture, The Kelpies, situated in Falkirk. The Kelpie Maquettes tour the world helping to promote Scotland and the Falkirk area as visitor destinations.

By bringing The Kelpie Maquettes to the town, the impact was extremely positive giving visitors a unique experience as well as offering the local community the opportunity to participate in a programme of events themed around the beautiful sculptures. Debbie MacCallum from Tourism St Andrews commented , “The Kelpies have become one of Scotland’s most well-loved landmarks attracting visitors as well as locals to see the eye-catching statues across the country. Their arrival in St Andrews will hopefully provide an added incentive for visitors to the Kingdom and a welcome boost for local businesses in the town.”

Tourism St Andrews worked with partners across St Andrews to deliver a full programme of exciting events, working with MUSA and the British Golf Museum and the Tourism Careers Trail opportunity for secondary school children to sample working in tourism workshop funded by the Community Trust.


It is with sadness that they leave our historic town but hopefully they will make way for future installations to continue to enhance this location in town.

See how the Kelpies were erected in Falkirk, watch this video...