Kelpie sculptures lit up for pyrotechnic launch event
- 17 April 2014
- From the section Tayside and Central Scotland
Scotland's biggest art installation has been lit up as part of a spectacular launch event.
At the first of two night-time events, artist Andy Scott's 300-tonne, 30m high Kelpie horse heads were brought to life by a light, sound and pyrotechnic display.
It was staged by Groupe F, a pyrotechnic outfit which lit up the Eiffel Tower at the Millennium.
The Kelpies, near Falkirk, officially open to the public on Monday.
The massive steel sculptures are part of the Helix, a £43m redevelopment of about 350 hectares of land between Falkirk and Grangemouth.
They are being launched at a two-night arts event called HOME, which also celebrates the opening of the John Muir Way, a new national pathway stretching across the central belt.
It is hoped the Helix will attract 350,000 visitors a year, bringing in £1.5m of extra tourism revenue.