THE world-famous Kelpies have arrived at Edinburgh Airport – in miniature form.
The mini Kelpie Maquettes will spend the next month at the airport’s new plaza, welcoming visitors from all over the world.
The sculptures, small versions of the attractions at Helix Park in Falkirk, have been placed next to the airport’s new EDINBURGH sign.
Their larger counterparts, which were completed last year and have already had one million visitors, have a combined weight of over 1,200 kg.
John Watson, Chief Commercial Officer at Edinburgh Airport, said: “The Kelpies are now a world-famous attraction and a well-known Scottish landmark.
“We’re delighted we can host the mini Kelpies during our busy summer period and give a great welcome to the thousands of visitors expected to travel through the terminal over the coming weeks.
“Our new plaza space opened last month and is the ideal spot for the Kelpies to be placed. The sculptures, as well as our huge EDINBURGH sign, offer the perfect photo spots.
“The Kelpies make a bold statement and our plaza is the perfect backdrop for both tourists and regular visitors to take a great picture, and of course the perfect selfie.”
Richard Millar, Director of Heritage, Enterprise and Sustainability at Scottish Canals, said: “We’re delighted that The Kelpies’ smaller siblings have been able to take a well-earned holiday at Edinburgh Airport.
“The baby Kelpies will provide a great welcome for proud Scots returning from foreign shores and will hopefully encourage international tourists to take a trip to see the world’s largest pair of equine sculptures at their home on the Forth & Clyde Canal in Falkirk.”