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