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The Kelpies sculptures are officially opened by Princess Anne, Princess Royal and a flotilla of boats on July 8, 2015 in Falkirk, Scotland. Sculptor Andy Scott also attended  the opening, along with Duke, a Clydesdale horse which was one of the models for the 30m works, which have received more than one million visitors since they were completed in April 2014.

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The Kelpies sculptures are officially opened by Princess Anne, Princess Royal and a flotilla of boats on Wednesday in Falkirk, Scotland

A lighting test is carried out on the Kelpies in Falkirk ahead of their  official opening to the public later this month. Designed by sculptor Andy Scott each of The Kelpies stands up to 30 metres tall and each one weighs over 300 tonnes. They are constructed of structural steel with a stainless steel outer skin, they pay homage to the tradition of working horses of Scotland which used to pull barges along Scotland's canals.  They stand at the entrance to the North Sea at the Forth and Clyde canal.

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A lighting test is carried out on the Kelpies in Falkirk ahead of their official opening to the public later this month. Designed by sculptor Andy Scott each of The Kelpies stands up to 30 metres tall and each one weighs over 300 tonnes.

Andy Scott stands with Clydesdale Horses Duke and Baron and Donna Auchinvole during a topping out ceremony at The Kelpies on November 27, 2013 in Falkirk, Scotland. Construction work has been completed on Andy Scott's Kelpies, the world's largest pair of equine sculptures and one of the UKs tallest pieces of public art. The 30 metre tall Kelpies have cost  5million to complete and play a central role in the  43 million, 350-hectare Helix land transformational project between Falkirk and Grangemouth.

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Andy Scott with Donna Auchinvole and Clydesdale horses Duke and Baron during a topping out ceremony at The Kelpies on Wednesday in Falkirk, Scotland. Construction work has been completed on Mr Scott’s Kelpies, the world’s largest pair of equine sculptures and one of the UK’s tallest pieces of public art.

Work continues on The Kelpies sculptures at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal on October 10, 2013 in Falkirk, Scotland. The two Kelpie heads are positioned at a specially constructed canal lock and basin part of the Helix project, each weighing 300 tonnes and standing 100 feet tall. The structure was designed by sculptor Andy Scott as a monument to horse powered heritage across Central Scotland.

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Work continues on The Kelpies sculptures at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal on Wednesday in Falkirk, Scotland. The two Kelpie heads are positioned at a specially constructed canal lock and basin part of the Helix project, each weighing 300 tonnes and standing 100 feet tall. The structure was designed by sculptor Andy Scott as a monument to horse-powered heritage across Central Scotland.