Ready, Steady, Gallop!
25 Clydesdale horse statues will be displayed around the Hamilton area for 10 weeks this summer starting June 25 in the Ready, Steady, Gallop! art trail. Hamilton, a town in South Lanarkshire in the west-central Lowlands of Scotland, hopes the painted equines will attract visitors and encourage residents to explore little known corners of their own part of the area by becoming a ‘Tourist in their Town.’
Why Clydesdale horses?
The Hamilton Business Improvement District who runs the event was motivated by the town’s proximity to the Clydesdale valley and wanted to ‘celebrate the role of these mighty animals in the livelihood of the people who worked the land in Lanarkshire” according to the website: www.readysteadygallop.co.uk
The Hamilton Advertiser features some of the local artists who have been selected to decorate the statues and where they found their inspiration. Full Story here.
Following the 10-week display, the statues will be auctioned off to raise money for Kilbryde Hospice.