Horse sculptures to grace South Lanarkshire town

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Horse lovers will be flocking to the South Lanarkshire town of Hamilton next summer as it is set to be taken over by an army of sculptures of the magnificent animals.

Some 30 representations of Clydesdale horses will be positioned around the town, each painted by local artists as part of the Ready Steady Gallop event.

After staying in place for ten weeks, the sculptures will then be auctioned off for charity with all proceeds going to the Kilbryde Hospice to provide palliative care beds.

Gareth Walker, manager at Hamilton Business Improvement District, said: "This is the first event of its kind in the west of Scotland and it is going to be something really special for locals and visitors to get involved with."

Clydesdale horses have a strong connection with the area, as they were used to work the land throughout Lanarkshire for many years, helping the people to make a livelihood from the natural resources.

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