The Kelpies & The Pineapple

Two distinct features in our landscape on route to Stirling

The Kelpies are the 30 metre high horses head sculptures designed by Andy Scott, opened in 2013, situated in The Helix a parkland beside the Forth & Clyde Canal in the town of Falkirk

The Pineapple is said to be the greatest folly in the UK!
What is a folly? ……….a costly ornamental building with no practical purpose, especially a tower or mock-Gothic ruin built in a large garden or park.

The Pineapple was built in 1761 on the Dunmore Estate near the village of Airth close to the town of Falkirk, it was part of the greenhouses & summerhouse to grow exotic plants indoors for the Earl of Dunmore, in front of this magnificent structure is an orchard with apple, pear and plum trees.
This is now maintained by the National Trust for Scotland.
Pineapples were a sign of welcome, friendship and hospitality in 18th/19thc