The Queen has visited Scotland’s iconic Kelpies with the Duke of Edinburgh.
The royal couple arrived at the sculpture by barge after leading a flotilla of boats along a newly-finished section of a waterway
After disembarking the Queen unveiled plaque naming it the Queen Elizabeth II Canal. . The canal goes from the Falkirk Wheel down to the Kelpies and out to the River Forth .
Kelpies creator Andy Scott discussed his work with the Queen during the event on Wednesday morning.
He said: “The Queen was asking me about the history of the project and the relationship with the Clydesdale horses.
“The Duke was particularly interested in the internal structure, the engineering, the fabrication that went on.”
The event could be the royal couple’s last joint engagement before Prince Philip retires from public life.
The canal goes in between the two Kelpies and out to the River Forth .
Visit the Kelpies and the Queen Elizabeth II canal.
Taxi transfers from Edinburgh Airport to the Kelpies take about 25 minutes . Phone 07576-127097 for bookings .
Phone 0800-6190575 for taxi bookings.
- The Kelpies are the largest equine sculptures in the world.
- Private tours of Falkirk’s greatest attractions
- Falkirk tours run six days a week
- the Falkirk Wheel
- phone 07576-127097
A taxi from Edinburgh Airport to St Andrews can be booked on freephone 0800-6190575 24/7 .
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Airport taxi service in Falkirk, Linlithgow and local districts .
Phone 01324-883305 / freephone 0800-6190575 .