The kelpies are 30 metre tall horse head sculptures depicting kelpies mythical shape shifting water spirits located near Falkirk.
Blackness Castle, 15th-century fortress, near the village of Blackness, Scotland
fondly called ‘the ship that never sailed’. As from the seaward side it looks just like a great stone ship run aground
The Kelpie sculpture can be found in Falkirk, Scotland.
Unveiled in April 2014 and stand 30-metre high.
The Kelpie is a legendary Scottish shape shifting water spirit. As the folklore goes they usually appear next to a body of water in the form of a beautiful horse in the attempt to lure the weary traveller to mount the beast. But Beware! as once mounted with its glue like back, you will find it impossible to escape. The Kelpie will gallop away, dragging you to the bottom of the nearest loch to meet a terrible fate, here you will be devoured – apart from your heart and lungs. These will rise to to top of the loch, floating there letting your loved ones know you have been eaten by the fearsome Kelpie.
These appear in a Robert Burns Poem ‘Address To The Deil’
Here is the verse
When thowes dissolve the snawy hoord,
An’ float the jinglin’ icy boord,
Then water-kelpies haunt the foord,
By your direction,
And ‘nighted trav’llers are allur’d
To their destruction.