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Article published 19/03/2024

The celebrations are set

One of Scotland’s top visitor attractions, The Helix, Home of The Kelpies, together with Falkirk Council and Scottish Canals, has announced plans for a special one-of-a-kind event to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the iconic sculptures, Kelpies 10, which will take place on Saturday 27 April 2024.

staff and visitor at the Kelpies

About the Kelpies and The Helix Park

The world-renowned equine structures, which stand at 100ft tall and weigh more than 300 tonnes each and are situated between Falkirk and Grangemouth, were unveiled in 2014 at The Helix Park.

Scottish Canals commissioned Andy Scott to create The Kelpies, where they now stand in the Helix Park, on the canal link between the Forth and Clyde Canal and the River Carron.

Since their launch, The Helix Park has welcomed over seven million visitors from all over the world - The Kelpies play a huge role in contributing to a £85 million tourism spend in the Falkirk region annually.

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Helix Park

The celebration plans

Day celebrations - no ticket required.

The Kelpies 10 celebrations will begin at 10am with a host of free events suitable for all the family to enjoy.

Throughout the day, visitors can expect street theatre, circus performers, artists, face painting, community stalls, a local producers’ market, folk tales and songs from renowned Scottish storyteller James MacDonald Reid, a Clydesdale demo ring where the horses will demonstrate traditional skills, and a unicorn dance party.

Local community groups, such as Sing Forth Choir and pipe bands, will provide additional entertainment and the day will culminate in a huge family ceilidh under The Kelpies, with chart-topping ceilidh band, Whisky Kiss, complete with an Oscar winning piper.


Evening celebrations - ticketed.

Gates open at 5pm for the evening event, which will be ticketed.

After a screening of Walid Salhab’s "The Kelpies" and a short anniversary film, the live music will kick off from 7pm, featuring award winning Scottish artists, a set from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and a fire show from Pyroceltica, inspired by Falkirk’s industrial past.

The evening will culminate in a 60-minute set from the fast-rising Scottish star, Callum Beattie.

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No one could have predicted the impact these majestic sculptures would have attracting almost seven million visitors to the Helix Park since 2014.

The Kelpies continue to attract visitors from all corners of the globe who come to marvel at and stand in the shadow of the largest equine sculptures in the world. It also brings a real sense of pride with our communities and the wider Helix Park provides an outstanding local place for our people to enjoy.

Cecil Meiklejohn, Falkirk Council Leader

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