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Robert Fergusson Statue

Robert Fergusson statue
Robert Fergusson

Public Art: Robert Fergusson Statue

Sculptor: © David Annand

Date Unveiled: The Robert Fergusson Statue was unveiled by Lord Provost Lesley Hinds on 17th of October 2004.

Description: A bronze statue of Scottish poet Robert Fergusson  (5th of September 1750 – 16th of October 1774).  The dandy poet is depicted walking down Canongate with his coat tail flapping in the breeze. Clutched in his hand is a book. He wears his long hair in a neat braid that runs down his back. 

Commissioned by: Friends of Robert Fergusson

Cost: c.£30,000

Location: The statue of Robert Fergusson is located outside Canongate Kirk, where he is buried, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Inscriptions

1st

AULD REEKIE WALE O ILKA TOUN THAT SCOTLAND KENS BENEATH THE MOON / WHARE COUTHY CHIELS AT E’ENING MEET THEIR BIZZING CRAIGS AND MOUS TO WEET

2nd

AND BLYTHLY GAR AULD CARE GAE BY / WI BLINKIT AND WI BLEERING EYE // ROBERT FERGUSSON SCOTS POET / BORN IN EDINBURGH 1750 / DIED IN BEDLAM 1774

3rd

STATUE – given to guid fouk o’ Edinburgh by Friends of Robert Fergusson

SCULPTOR – David Annand

FOUNDRY – Powderhall Bronze

PLAQUE – Presented to our friends, the people of Scotland by The Burns Society of the City of New York and St Andrews Society of the State of New York.

Robert Fergusson statue

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