Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Statue update

Good news is that Walter Scott's memorial statue in George Square Glasgow will stay - by popular demand. It was due to be removed this month in favour of a new look.

Oddly Scott himself was all in favour of statues, interiors, plaques, fireplaces and doors being moved to begin a new life as part of his house and garden at Abbotsford. He even made a runic tomb for his dog. Inspired no doubt by Lord Buchan, one of his own antiquarian heroes, fake monk graffiti at Dryburgh Abbey here in the Borders.

More on the change of heart can be found here http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/lifestyle/life/public-pressure-pays-off-as-glasgow-s-scott-statue-saved-1-2754260.

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