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Celebrating Horse Power at Helix Park

Updated: Mar 14

The history of working horses dates back to before the first world war, a lot of the horses were then recruited for the war efforts. Working horses were a normal sight to see on the fields, working the land but they were also used to pull barges along the canals and for milk cart deliveries. This year Scotland is celebrating the Year of History, Heritage, and Archaeology, what better place to celebrate Horse Power than at Helix Park, Falkirk? Home to the majestic Kelpies.

At the Horse Power event Helix Park, Falkirk ©MDHarding

Celebrating Horse Power with the Year of History, Heritage, and Archaeology

Horse Power Event

This past Saturday 9th September, saw the Horse Power event take place at Helix Park in Falkirk. There were 40 horses, displays, children's pony riding, horse and cart rides, and a range of traditional Scottish food produce, such as Arran Cheese, Clan Artisan, Mara Seaweed, and more!

Horse Power in Falkirk ©MDHarding

The Highlanders

The Highlanders were in full action at Helix Park. Did you know that the Highlanders refers to the people of the lowlands, the clans ruled the lands as part of clans in the 17th century. Then in 1715, the Jacobite uprising at Culloden took place. If you would like to discover more visit the National Museums Scotland to see the Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite exhibition until November 2017.