Crawick Multiverse is pleased to announce the return of Kelton, the giant Belted Galloway bull made from willow by Auchencairn artist Trevor Leat. Kelton will be back at the Multiverse in early June for his summer grazing, and visitors are invited to come up to The Coalface to meet him and snap a selfie with the Beltie.
Standing at almost 3 metres tall, Kelton is an impressive sight to behold. He was created to represent Dumfries & Galloway at Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Showcase in June 2021 and weighs in at around a tonne. It took Trevor Leat 3 weeks to build Kelton using 22 bundles of willow, each weighing 18kg, woven around a special frame. The dark areas were created using steamed willow, while his distinctive white belt is made from stripped willow.
Kelton’s name is a nod to the parish of Kelton and its strong agricultural history, as well as the National Trust for Scotland’s Threave Landscape Restoration Project currently underway at nearby Kelton Mains Farm. The Beltie is sure to be a popular attraction at Crawick Multiverse, and visitors are encouraged to keep an eye on the venue’s social media channels for updates on his arrival.
The Coalface, where Kelton will be grazing, is a perfect spot to take in the stunning surroundings of Crawick Multiverse. The area features a number of sculptures and installations, including the site’s iconic landform, as well as plenty of space for visitors to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Don’t miss your chance to see Kelton up close and personal at Crawick Multiverse this summer!