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  • 9 Jul

    2019

    Visiting The Kelpies

    Posted by Birdston Day Care Centre

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    Birdston Day Care set off on a sightseeing trip to the Kelpies near Falkirk, which allowed everyone to take in the beautiful scenery of the Kilsyth Hills and the Kelvin Valley en-route.

    When we arrived, the stewards kindly allowed us to take the minibus right down to the foot of the magnificent horses, so the group could get a better view of their breath-taking design.

    Standing at 30 metres high, the Kelpies, designed by Andy Scott in 2013, are located next to the Forth and Clyde canal and are a monument to Scotland’s horse-powered heritage from a time when Scotland’s canal system was the primary transportation method of freight and goods across the country.

    Service user Margaret said “I thoroughly enjoyed the visit as I had never been to the Kelpies before.”

    Another Service user Andy commented “They are a marvellous feat of engineering!”

    We agree, they surely must be one of Scotland’s most famous and contemporary works of art.

    Senior Carer Gwen Miller said "This was a first-time experience for many of us, so it makes a nice change. At Day Care we organise lots of reminiscing sessions which brings many benefits, but it's always good to do something new and different to stimulate our service users in other ways too".

    After seeing this lovely sight, we settled down to have an afternoon snack before travelling back to Kirkintilloch.

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