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21 March 2013

New York, New York

The little Kelpies are in the big apple!

The little brothers to the Kelpies in The Helix (known as maquettes - 1:10 scale models to the 30m high Kelpies)  have been touring the USA and have now been unveiled in Bryant Park in New York City  - to represent our local area during Scotland Week in the city. 

Scotland week is a large scale event celebrating everything Scottish in New York and is a fantastic opportunity to position The Kelpies as an international landmark and visitor destination for Falkirk and Grangemouth during Homecoming Scotland 2014.

Andy Scott arriving in New York with the maquettes

Kelpie artist Andy Scott says:

"The Kelpies began their US tour in summer of 2012 in Chicago, then spent time at Purdue University in Indiana, and it is with great pleasure that I debut them in New York City at Bryant Park. I am honored to take part in a celebration of Scotland's innovation and creativity during Scotland Week this April.

"We have received tremendous support from the Bryant Park Corporation, The City of New York Parks and Recreation, the American-Scottish Foundation and the Scottish Government to get the scale models on show in Bryant Park and I am confident they will help put Scotland, and the Helix project, firmly on the map - not only for resident New Yorkers, but for the many thousands of international visitors to the city."  

The Kelpies herald the arrival of Scotland Week in April which comprises a diverse programme of Scottish-inspired events and activities that showcase the very best of Scottish culture.

Written by Clare Grant - News

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