Inverness is getting ready to welcome the mini versions of the iconic Kelpies as part of their world tour helping to promote Scotland as a visitor destination.
The maquettes are 1:10 scale models of the acclaimed Kelpies sculptures – two 100-foot high horses’ heads situated in Falkirk – and they will be at Inverness Campus from Thursday July 7 to Saturday July 23.
To coincide with their appearance and to mark the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, which owns the campus, is running a “Selfies with the Kelpies” competition.
Entrants should upload their photos to HIE’s Twitter or Instagram accounts @HIEScotland and tag them with #Campuskelpie to be in with a chance to win. HIE will select its top three photos from all entries and ask the public to vote for the winning entry.
This provides an opportunity for people of all ages to visit the campus and take a photo of themselves with the miniature Kelpies.
The winning photograph will be shared on social media and the winner will receive a Kelpies-themed prize.
Karen Thomson, senior development manager for the Inverness Campus team at HIE, said: “We are very pleased to be given this opportunity to exhibit the Kelpie maquettes in Inverness.
“For over two weeks, the maquettes will give visitors and local people alike a rare chance to see the beauty of the wonderful metal sculptures.
“It also gives local people and visitors a fantastic opportunity to come and visit Inverness Campus which is set in 30 acres of stunning parkland with thriving wildlife and a network of footpaths and cycle ways.
“We hope that visitors who come to the Scottish Open [golf] at Castle Stuart from July 7 to 10, can also take part in the competition.”
Hand-crafted by renowned sculptor Andy Scott, the maquettes have recently appeared at the Grand National and Scottish Cup Final.
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