All in a day's work

Published: Monday, 04 February 2019

IT IS all in a day's work indeed for Francois Botha, maintaining the Kelpies.

FalkirkCleaningThese are the two Kelpies, the Scots name given to a shape-shifting water spirit inhabiting the lochs and pools of Scotland and has usually been described as appearing as a horse, with the two at Falkirk on the Forth & Clyde Canal being recognised as the largest equine sculptures in the world.

Aware of the dangers

Francois who  has been busy working on the sculptures is well aware of the dangers of working at height, but has been doing it for the past 20 years working usually on high buildings.

The 42 years old decided on the work after serving as a sniper section commander in the Black Watch in Iraq, Kosovo and Bosnia, before deciding on his new career