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.
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Motown legend Gloria Gaynor will headline a concert at the Falkirk Stadium in June with a strong lineup of classic disco bands . The international star, whose hits include I Will Survive and I Am What I Am, will fly in with her ten-piece band for the Footprint Festival 2017. Falkirk is just 30 minutes by taxi from Edinburgh Airport. Phone 07576-127097 for more information and bookings .
Joining her on the bill will be the legendary Village People who, with more than 100 million record sales have probably had the biggest impact on the world disco music scene, scoring worldwide No. 1 hits with the likes of YMCA, Macho Man, In the Navy and Can’t Stop the Music. Also appearing will be the ever-popular Boney M of Rasputin, River of Babylon, Brown Girl in the Ring and Daddy Cool fame, and the one and only Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men.
The live line-up is completed by Odyssey and Trammp with additional performances from Right Said Fred, Fine Young Cannibals and Edwin Starr’s Band fronted by his son Angelo. The concert on Sunday, June 4, runs from noon until 10.30pm. Presented in association with Studio 54 UK, it is the first time some of its most prominent performers have come to the UK for a full day music festival. A spokesperson for organisers These Events, said: “When we started out on this venture we wanted to bring together the best possible collection of recording artist from the disco era to Falkirk. The line-up we have formed has a collective record sales of over £450 Million! “It’s amazing how many people met over this music and this is a chance to see the living legends at the biggest glam party of the year. “That’s why it’s getting so much interest from outside the immediate area as well. We have a few surprises up our sleeve and are determined to give Falkirk another attraction to sit alongside the Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies.” Presale tickets go on sale at 10am this Wednesday offering the prime seats at standing price of just £45. These are available through promotion to Falkirk friends and family before the general release goes on sale.
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