Dr Andy Scott

HONORARY DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF LETTERS

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Andy is a sculptor who specialises in complex steel structures.

His latest work is the Kelpies, situated at the Helix Park in Falkirk. The Kelpies are a pair of horse heads 30 metres high and are the largest works of art in Scotland. They are also the largest equine sculptures in the world. They went on display in April 2014 and, in their first year, attracted 1.4 million visitors. 

Andy has more than 70 pieces of public art displayed in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Holland, USA and Australia. 

Some of his more famous works include the Heavy Horse near Junction 9 of the M8, Arria on the M80 and the Belfast Thanksgiving Square Beacon. 

He is known for his sculptures’ sense of narrative, the anatomical accuracy in distinctive breeds of horse and for working in partnership with communities in which his art is to be placed. 

In Scotland, he has partnered with housing associations, developers and communities to provide symbols of regeneration and civic pride in towns and cities such as Glasgow, Alloa, Cumbernauld and Kirkcaldy. 

He studied at the Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 1986 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture and in 1987 with a Diploma in Postgraduate Studies.

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