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Clydesdale horse sculptures adorn town in Scotland

Hamilton, in Scotland, has come alive with colourful Clydesdales. Photo: Ready Steady Gallop!

Hamilton, in Scotland, has come alive with colourful Clydesdales. Photo: Ready Steady Gallop!

Thirty life-size painted Clydesdale horse sculptures have been dotted around a town in Scotland in an innovative arts project.

The 1.9-metre horses are adorning Hamilton, in South Lanarkshire, in an arts project designed to boost tourism to the town.

The sculptures, put in place on Wednesday, will remain for 10 weeks, providing visitors to the town with a quirky and colourful tourist trail.

It is hoped the event, called Ready Steady Gallop!, will draw thousands to the town.

The 30 horses were painted by artists and now sit in prominent spots around the town.

There even an app available to make it easier to follow the trail.

The sculptures will eventually be auctioned to raise money for Kilbryde Hospice.

The event was organised by the Hamilton Business Improvement District and Wild in Art, a company which organises mass appeal public art events.

The Clydesdale horse was chosen as the theme because of Hamilton’s location near the Clydesdale Valley.

More information: http://www.readysteadygallop.co.uk/

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  1. Finola says:

    Let’s have more Painted Pony Trails around the globe !

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