List of public art in Edinburgh

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This is a list of public art and memorials in Edinburgh, including statues and other sculptures.

Calton Hill[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
John Playfair Monument.jpg Monument to John Playfair Calton Hill

55°57′17″N 3°10′59″W / 55.9548°N 3.1830°W / 55.9548; -3.1830 (John Playfair Monument)
1825-6 William Henry Playfair Square-plan Greek Doric monument Polished ashlar Category A-listed [1]
Dugald Stewart Monument.jpg Monument to Dugald Stewart Calton Hill

55°57′16″N 3°11′04″W / 55.9545°N 3.1845°W / 55.9545; -3.1845 (Dugald Stewart Monument)
1831 William Henry Playfair Circular Greek-revival Corinthian monument Polished ashlar Category A-listed Based on the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens.[2]
Burns Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh.JPG Monument to Robert Burns Regent Road, Calton Hill

55°57′13″N 3°10′42″W / 55.9535°N 3.1783°W / 55.9535; -3.1783 (Robert Burns Monument)
1831-9 Thomas Hamilton Circular Greek-revival Corinthian monument Ashlar sandstone Category A-listed Based on the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens.[3]
Martyrs' Monument, Old Calton Burying Ground - geograph.org.uk - 1346869.jpg Political Martyrs' Monument Old Calton Cemetery

55°57′12″N 3°11′09″W / 55.9534°N 3.1858°W / 55.9534; -3.1858 (Political Martyrs’ Monument)
1844 Thomas Hamilton Obelisk Category A-listed (as part of Old Calton Burial Ground)
The Emancipation Monument, Edinburgh - geograph.org.uk - 138919.jpg Scottish-American Soldiers' Monument Old Calton Cemetery

55°57′13″N 3°11′10″W / 55.9535°N 3.1861°W / 55.9535; -3.1861 (Scottish-American Soldiers' Monument)
1893 George Edwin Bissell Statue with subsidiary sculpture Bronze figures on red granite pedestal Category A-listed (as part of Old Calton Burial Ground)
Stones of Scotland Circle Regent Road Park

55°57′18″N 3°10′28″W / 55.9549°N 3.1745°W / 55.9549; -3.1745 (Stones of Scotland Circle)
2002 George Wyllie et al Circle of 32 stone slabs/rocks set in white stone chippings Stone Commemorates the rebirth of the Scottish Parliament

Colinton[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
Covenanters Memorial, Dreghorn, Edinburgh.jpg Covenanters’ Memorial Redford Road

55°54′17″N 3°14′19″W / 55.90468°N 3.238737°W / 55.90468; -3.238737 (Covenanters' Monument)
Erected 1885. Stonework 1738 William Adam (architect of Old Royal Infirmary (1738)) Commemorative column Stone Category B-listed Column formed from 4 engaged Ionic columns from frontispiece of demolished Old Royal Infirmary.
Robert Louis Stevenson statue.JPG Memorial to Robert Louis Stevenson Dell Road, Colinton

55°54′31″N 3°15′23″W / 55.908597°N 3.256297°W / 55.908597; -3.256297 (Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial)
2013 Alan Herriot Statue Bronze
Memorial to Army pipers killed in conflict Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming, Redford Barracks 2013 Alan Herriot Statue Bronze
[4]

Corstorphine[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
RLS 'Kidnapped' statue.JPG Alan Breck Stewart & David Balfour. Characters from Kidnapped Corstorphine Road

55°56′42″N 3°14′59″W / 55.94503°N 3.249841°W / 55.94503; -3.249841 (Kidnapped Statue)
2004 Alexander Stoddart Statue pair Bronze figures. Sandstone pedestal Unveiled by Sir Sean Connery

Craigentinny[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
Miller Mausoleum - geograph.org.uk - 1314151.jpg Mausoleum of William Henry Miller Craigentinny Crescent

55°57′26″N 3°08′14″W / 55.9571°N 3.1372°W / 55.9571; -3.1372 (Miller Mausoleum)
1848–56 David Rhind (architect); Alfred Gatley (reliefs) Mausoleum with bas-relief sculpture Category A-listed [5]

Inverleith[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
Linnaeus Monument by Robert Adam, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.JPG Monument to Carl Linnaeus Chilean Area, Royal Botanic Garden

55°58′01″N 3°12′27″W / 55.966842°N 3.207415°W / 55.966842; -3.207415 (Linnaeus Monument)
1778–9 Robert Adam (architect) Urn on pedestal Category A-listed [6]
Ascending Form (Gloria) by Barbara Hepworth, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.JPG Ascending Form (Gloria) Royal Botanic Garden 1958 Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Bronze [7]
Rock Form (Porthcurno) by Barbara Hepworth, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.JPG Rock Form (Porthcurno) Royal Botanic Garden 1964 Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Bronze [7]
Umbra solis by Ian Hamilton Finlay, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.JPG Umbra solis Royal Botanic Garden 1975 Ian Hamilton Finlay and Michael Harvey Sundial Slate [8]
Andy Goldsworthy sculpture in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.jpg Slate, Hole, Wall Royal Botanic Garden 1990 Andy Goldsworthy (artist)
Joe Smith (waller)
Sculpture Cumbrian slate [9]
Cone by Andy Goldsworthy, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.JPG Cone Royal Botanic Garden 1990 Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture Ballachulish slate [10]
Untitled by Alan Johnston, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.JPG Untitled Royal Botanic Garden 1995 Alan Johnston Sculpture Made for the exhibition Haus Wittgenstein / Inverleith House.[11]
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh East gate.jpg East Gates Royal Botanic Garden 1996 Benjamin Tindall (architect)
Alan Dawson (blacksmith)
Gates Stainless steel [12]

Leith[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
Robert Burns statue, Bernard Street.jpg Robert Burns Junction of Bernard Street and Constitution Street

55°58′31″N 3°10′00″W / 55.9754°N 3.1668°W / 55.9754; -3.1668 (Robert Burns)
1897–1901 David Watson Stevenson Statue Bronze (statue and reliefs), red granite and red sandstone (pedestal) Category B-listed Unveiled 15 October 1898; additional panels unveiled 7 March 1901.[13]
Queen Victoria statue, foot of Leith Walk - geograph.org.uk - 1536730.jpg Queen Victoria Foot of Leith Walk

55°58′15″N 3°10′18″W / 55.9707°N 3.1717°W / 55.9707; -3.1717 (Queen Victoria)
1907 John Stevenson Rhind Statue Bronze (statue, reliefs and plaques), granite (pedestal) Category B-listed [14]
"Ed Ard" - geograph.org.uk - 339856.jpg King Edward VII Trinity Park, Newhaven Road

55°58′31″N 3°11′28″W / 55.9752°N 3.1910°W / 55.9752; -3.1910 (King Edward VII)
1914 John Stevenson Rhind Statue Bronze statue. Stone pedestal Category B-listed Erected by Leith Town Council

New Town[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
Hopetoun Statue.JPG John Hope, 4th Earl of Hopetoun Forecourt of the Royal Bank of Scotland, St Andrew Square

55°57′16″N 3°11′30″W / 55.9545°N 3.1917°W / 55.9545; -3.1917 (Earl of Hopetoun)
1829 Thomas Campbell Sculptural group (with horse) Bronze group and pedestal on granite plinth Category A-listed
Melville Monument, Edinburgh.jpg Monument to Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville St Andrew Square

55°57′15″N 3°11′36″W / 55.9542°N 3.1932°W / 55.9542; -3.1932 (Melville Monument)
1817–23 (column)
1822–7 (statue)
Robert Forrest after Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey Statue on Doric column Bronze statue on cream sandstone column Category A-listed Architect: William Burn[15]
Statue of George IV, Edinburgh, Scotland, GB, IMG 3727 edit.jpg George IV Junction of George Street and Hanover Street

55°57′13″N 3°11′50″W / 55.9535°N 3.1973°W / 55.9535; -3.1973 (George IV)
1825–31 Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey Statue Bronze statue on ashlar pedestal Category A-listed Unveiled 26 November 1831. Commemorates George IV's visit to Edinburgh in 1822.[16]
George Street Pitt 04.jpg William Pitt the Younger Junction of George Street and Frederick Street

55°57′11″N 3°12′01″W / 55.953°N 3.2004°W / 55.953; -3.2004 (William Pitt the Younger)
1831–3 Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey Statue Bronze statue on ashlar pedestal Category A-listed
Albert Memorial in Charlotte Square Edinburgh.jpg Memorial to Albert, Prince Consort Charlotte Square

55°57′06″N 3°12′28″W / 55.9518°N 3.2077°W / 55.9518; -3.2077 (Prince Albert Memorial)
1862–76 Sir John Steell et al. Equestrian statue with other sculptures Bronze (statues and reliefs); Peterhead granite (pedestal) Category A-listed Architect: David Bryce.
Catherine Sinclair Monument, North Charlotte Street Edinburgh.jpg Monument to Catherine Sinclair Corner of North Charlotte Street / St Colme Street

55°57′12″N 3°12′27″W / 55.9532°N 3.2076°W / 55.9532; -3.2076 (Catherine Sinclair Monument)
1866–8 John Rhind Gothic monument, Eleanor cross type Cream sandstone Category A-listed Architect: David Bryce.[17]
Thomas Chalmers statue by Sir John Steell, George Street, Edinburgh.JPG Thomas Chalmers Junction of George Street and Castle Street

55°57′09″N 3°12′13″W / 55.9525°N 3.2035°W / 55.9525; -3.2035 (Thomas Chalmers)
1869–78 Sir John Steell Statue Bronze statue on polished red granite pedestal Category A-listed
K.O.S.B. Memorial, North Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 1346891.jpg King's Own Scottish Borderers Memorial North Bridge

55°57′06″N 3°11′17″W / 55.9517°N 3.1881°W / 55.9517; -3.1881 (King's Own Scottish Borderers' Memorial)
1906 William Birnie Rhind Sculptural group Stone Category A-listed
Paolozzi Monte Cassino 3.jpg The Manuscript of Monte Cassino Picardy Place

55°57′23″N 3°11′14″W / 55.9563°N 3.18729°W / 55.9563; -3.18729 (The Manuscript of Monte Cassino)
1991 Eduardo Paolozzi Three part street sculpture Bronze
Three part street sculpture outside St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral[18]
Sherlock Holmes statue, Edinburgh.jpg Memorial to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Picardy Place

55°57′25″N 3°11′12″W / 55.956837°N 3.18675°W / 55.956837; -3.18675 (Sherlock Holmes)
1991 Gerald Ogilvie Laing Statue (of Sherlock Holmes) Bronze statue on ashlar pedestal
Erected by the Federation of Master Builders to mark its 50th anniversary.
Horse-Rider-Eagle sculpture, Silvermills - geograph.org.uk - 1404971.jpg Horse~Rider~Eagle Silvermills

55°57′34″N 3°12′15″W / 55.959410°N 3.204204°W / 55.959410; -3.204204 (Horse-Rider-Eagle)
1996 Eoghan Bridge Equestrian statue Bronze
Commission by Cala Homes for housing development, ceremoniously opened by the actor, Robert Hardy in April 1997.
Dreaming Spires - geograph.org.uk - 647324.jpg Dreaming Spires outside the Omni Centre, Greenside Place, Leith Walk

55°57′23″N 3°11′10″W / 55.956344°N 3.186225°W / 55.956344; -3.186225 (Dreaming Spires)
2005 Helen Denerley Statues of giraffes Recycled metal, painted
Unveiled 27 July 2005 by Julian Spalding.[19]
Ronald Rae lion sculpture.jpg Lion of Scotland St Andrew Square

55°57′17″N 3°11′35″W / 55.954623°N 3.193084°W / 55.954623; -3.193084 (Lion of Scotland)
2006 Ronald Rae Sculpture Red granite
Originally sited in Holyrood Park; moved to current location in 2010.[20]
James Clerk Maxwell statue in George Street, Edinburgh.jpg James Clerk Maxwell George Street

55°57′15″N 3°11′40″W / 55.954053°N 3.194381°W / 55.954053; -3.194381 (James Clerk Maxwell)
2006–8 Alexander Stoddart Statue Bronze statue and reliefs on ashlar pedestal
Unveiled 25 November 2008.[21]

Old Town[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
Charles II statue. Parliament Square Edinburgh.JPG Charles II Parliament Square

55°56′57″N 3°11′26″W / 55.9492°N 3.1905°W / 55.9492; -3.1905 (Charles II)
1685 The workshop of Grinling Gibbons Equestrian statue Lead statue on ashlar pedestal Category A-listed The pedestal is an 1835 replica of Robert Mylne's original.[22]
Alexander & Bucephalus by John Steell.JPG Alexander and Bucephalus Courtyard of City Chambers, High Street

55°57′00″N 3°11′25″W / 55.9501°N 3.1903°W / 55.9501; -3.1903 (Alexander and Bucephalus)
1829–33. Cast 1883. Sir John Steell Sculptural group Bronze group on ashlar pedestal Category A-listed Unveiled 18 April 1884. Moved from St Andrew Square 1916[23]
Prince Frederick, Edinburgh.JPG Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

55°56′56″N 3°11′52″W / 55.9489°N 3.1979°W / 55.9489; -3.1979 (Duke of York)
1837 Thomas Campbell Statue Bronze (statue and pedestal) Category B-listed. Part of Esplanade Category A-listed group. [24]
78th Highlanders Memorial, Edinburgh Castle Esplanade.jpg 78th Highlanders Memorial Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

55°56′56″N 3°11′49″W / 55.9490°N 3.1969°W / 55.9490; -3.1969 (78th Highlanders Memorial)
1861 Carver - S. Hunter Masonic work - Messrs Sutherland Celtic cross Dark stone Category B-listed. Part of Esplanade Category A-listed group. Sir Robert Rowand Anderson (architect)[25]
Greyfriars Bobby - geograph.org.uk - 1302089.jpg Greyfriars Bobby Fountain George IV Bridge, near Greyfriars Kirk

55°56′49″N 3°11′29″W / 55.9469°N 3.1913°W / 55.9469; -3.1913 (Greyfriars Bobby Fountain)
1873 William Brodie Drinking fountain with statuette Bronze (statuette and plaques); red granite (plinth and basins) Category A-listed [26]
Colonel Mackenzie Monument.JPG Monument to Colonel Douglas Mackenzie Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

55°56′56″N 3°11′51″W / 55.9489°N 3.1974°W / 55.9489; -3.1974 (Colonel Mackenzie Monument)
1875 Sir John Steell Celtic cross Dark stone cross on rubble plinth with red granite plaque Category B-listed. Part of Esplanade Category A-listed group. [27]
72nd Highlanders Memorial Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

55°56′56″N 3°11′53″W / 55.9489°N 3.1981°W / 55.9489; -3.1981 (72nd Highlanders Memorial)
1882–3 MacDonald, Field & Co. Obelisk Pink Peterhead granite and bronze Category C(S)-listed. Part of Esplanade Category A-listed group. [28]
Walter Montagu Douglas Scott Royal Mile Edinburgh.jpg Queensberry Memorial to Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch West Parliament Square

55°56′58″N 3°11′30″W / 55.9495°N 3.1917°W / 55.9495; -3.1917 (Duke of Buccleuch)
1885–8 Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm Statue Bronze statue on ashlar pedestal Category A-listed Architect: Sir Robert Rowand Anderson[29]
William Chambers 04.jpg William Chambers Chambers Street

55°56′51″N 3°11′22″W / 55.9475°N 3.1894°W / 55.9475; -3.1894 (William Chambers)
1888–91 John Rhind or William Birnie Rhind Statue Bronze (statue and reliefs), red sandstone (pedestal) Category B-listed Architect: Hippolyte Blanc[30]
John Knox statue, New College - geograph.org.uk - 1340002.jpg John Knox New College Quadrangle

55°56′59″N 3°11′42″W / 55.9496°N 3.1951°W / 55.9496; -3.1951 (John Knox)
1896 John Hutchison Statue Bronze (statue), red sandstone (pedestal) Category C(S)-listed [31]
Scottish Horse Monument.JPG Scottish Horse Boer War Memorial Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

55°56′56″N 3°11′51″W / 55.9489°N 3.1974°W / 55.9489; -3.1974 (Scottish Horse Memorial)
1905–10 Stewart McGlashan and Son Celtic cross Pink granite Category C(S)-listed. Part of Esplanade Category A-listed group. [32]
Black Watch Memorial, the Mound - geograph.org.uk - 1343654.jpg Black Watch Boer War Memorial The Mound, corner of Market Street and North Bank Street

55°57′00″N 3°11′40″W / 55.9501°N 3.1945°W / 55.9501; -3.1945 (Black Watch Memorial)
1908–10 William Birnie Rhind Statue Bronze (statue and relief), red granite (pedestal) Category A-listed [33]
Edward Edinburgh.jpg King Edward VII Holyrood Palace forecourt

55°57′10″N 3°10′25″W / 55.9529°N 3.1736°W / 55.9529; -3.1736 (King Edward VII Memorial Statue)
1922 Henry Snell Gamley Statue Bronze statue on stone pedestal Part of Category A-listed group
Earl Haig statue, Edinburgh Castle.jpg Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig Hospital Square, Edinburgh Castle

55°56′56″N 3°12′06″W / 55.948862°N 3.201779°W / 55.948862; -3.201779 (Earl Haig Statue)
1923 George Edward Wade Equestrian statue Bronze statue on rubble stone plinth Category B-listed Moved from Castle Esplanade 2011
Robert the Bruce, Edinburgh Castle.jpg Robert the Bruce Edinburgh Castle Gatehouse

55°56′55″N 3°11′55″W / 55.948551°N 3.198598°W / 55.948551; -3.198598 (Robert Bruce Statue)
1929 Thomas John Clapperton Statue in niche Bronze Category A-listed (with gatehouse) Erected to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Bruce's death. Architect of the niche: Sir Robert Lorimer.[34]
Right statue at entrance - Edinburgh Castle.jpg William Wallace Edinburgh Castle Gatehouse

55°56′55″N 3°11′55″W / 55.948577°N 3.198598°W / 55.948577; -3.198598 (William Wallace Statue)
1929 Alexander Carrick Statue in niche Bronze Category A-listed (with gatehouse) Architect of the niche: Sir Robert Lorimer
Covenanters Memorial, Grassmarket - geograph.org.uk - 1340102.jpg Covenanters’ Memorial Grassmarket

55°56′52″N 3°11′41″W / 55.947827°N 3.194772°W / 55.947827; -3.194772 (Covenanters Memorial)
1937 Raised circle in pavement Red and grey granite setts Category C(S)-listed [35]
David Hume statue, Edinburgh.JPG David Hume Outside Court House, Lawnmarket, Royal Mile

55°56′58″N 3°11′33″W / 55.94956°N 3.192625°W / 55.94956; -3.192625 (David Hume Statue)
1995–7 Alexander Stoddart Statue Bronze
Zannah Stephen Memorial, James' Court, Edinburgh.JPG Memorial to Susannah Alice Stephen James’ Court, off Lawnmarket (Royal Mile)

55°56′58″N 3°11′39″W / 55.949548°N 3.19422°W / 55.949548; -3.19422 (Zannah Stephen Memorial)
2000 Frances Pelly Sculpture on stepped plinth Bronze
[36]
Edimbourg Adam Smith.JPG Adam Smith outside St Giles' Cathedral

55°56′59″N 3°11′24″W / 55.949764°N 3.190069°W / 55.949764; -3.190069 (Adam Smith Statue)
2003–8 Alexander Stoddart Statue Bronze
Statue of Robert Fergusson.JPG Robert Fergusson outside the Kirk of the Canongate

55°57′06″N 3°10′46″W / 55.951574°N 3.179363°W / 55.951574; -3.179363 (Robert Fergusson Statue)
2004 David Annand Statue Bronze
Braidwood July2008 Carvel v3.JPG James Braidwood Parliament Square

55°56′58″N 3°11′24″W / 55.949495°N 3.190013°W / 55.949495; -3.190013 (James Braidwood Statue)
2006–8 Kenny Mackay Statue Bronze
Work No. 1059 Scotsman Steps

55°57′04″N 3°11′19″W / 55.951215°N 3.188660°W / 55.951215; -3.188660 (Scotsman Steps)
2011 Martin Creed Installation Marble
[37]

Princes Street[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
Sir Walter Scott statue at Scott Monument.jpg Sir Walter Scott Scott Monument, East Princes Street Gardens

55°57′09″N 3°11′36″W / 55.952399°N 3.193304°W / 55.952399; -3.193304 (Scott Monument)
1848 (installed) Sir John Steell Statue Carrara marble Category A-listed Architect: George Meikle Kemp.[38]
Princes St Wellington.jpg Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington General Register House, Princes Street

55°57′13″N 3°11′21″W / 55.9535°N 3.1892°W / 55.9535; -3.1892 (Duke of Wellington)
1848–52 Sir John Steell Equestrian statue Bronze (statue); red Aberdeen granite (pedestal) Category A-listed Architects: David Bryce and James Gowans.[39]
Allan Ramsay statue, Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh.JPG Allan Ramsay West Princes Street Gardens

55°57′06″N 3°11′50″W / 55.9517°N 3.1973°W / 55.9517; -3.1973 (Allan Ramsay)
1850 Sir John Steell Statue Carrara marble Category A-listed Architect: David Bryce (1865).[40]
The genius of architecture crowning the theory and practice of art.jpg The genius of architecture crowning the theory and practice of art West Princes Street Gardens

55°57′04″N 3°11′54″W / 55.9510°N 3.1983°W / 55.9510; -3.1983 (Genius of Architecture group)
1862 William Brodie Sculptural group Marble Category B-listed
Ross Fountain in Edinburgh.jpg Ross Fountain West Princes Street Gardens

55°57′00″N 3°12′11″W / 55.95005°N 3.202994°W / 55.95005; -3.202994 (Ross Fountain)
1862–72 Jean-Baptiste Klagmann Fountain with sculptures Gilt cast iron Category A-listed Architects: Peddie and Kinnear[41]
John Wilson aka 'Christopher North' statue, Princes Street Gardens.jpg John Wilson East Princes Street Gardens

55°57′08″N 3°11′42″W / 55.9521°N 3.1951°W / 55.9521; -3.1951 (John Wilson)
1863–5 Sir John Steell Statue Bronze statue on ashlar plinth Category A-listed Architect: David Bryce.[42]
David Livingstone statue, Princes Street Gardens - geograph.org.uk - 1777108.jpg David Livingstone East Princes Street Gardens

55°57′09″N 3°11′34″W / 55.9525°N 3.1927°W / 55.9525; -3.1927 (David Livingstone)
1875–6 Amelia Paton Hill Statue Bronze statue on stone plinth Category A-listed
Adam Black statue, Edinburgh - DSC06169.JPG Adam Black East Princes Street Gardens

55°57′08″N 3°11′40″W / 55.9522°N 3.1944°W / 55.9522; -3.1944 (Adam Black)
1876–7 John Hutchison Statue Bronze Category A-listed
James Young Simpson statue.jpg Sir James Young Simpson West Princes Street Gardens

55°57′01″N 3°12′18″W / 55.9504°N 3.2050°W / 55.9504; -3.2050 (James Young Simpson)
1877 William Brodie Statue Bronze Category B-listed
Dean Ramsay Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 1325548.jpg Memorial to Dean Edward Bannerman Ramsay West Princes Street Gardens, behind the church of St John the Evangelist

55°57′01″N 3°12′21″W / 55.950264°N 3.205931°W / 55.950264; -3.205931 (Dean Ramsay Memorial)
1877–9 Robert Rowand Anderson (architect) Celtic cross Granite with bronze reliefs Category A-listed (with church)
Royal Scots Greys Memorial, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh.JPG Royal Scots Greys Memorial West Princes Street Gardens

55°57′05″N 3°11′58″W / 55.9514°N 3.1994°W / 55.9514; -3.1994 (Royal Scots Greys Memorial)
1906 William Birnie Rhind Equestrian statue Bronze statue on rock plinth Category B-listed Unveiled 16 November 1906 by the Earl of Rosebery.[43]
Thomas Guthrie.jpg Thomas Guthrie West Princes Street Gardens

55°57′03″N 3°12′09″W / 55.9508°N 3.2026°W / 55.9508; -3.2026 (Thomas Guthrie)
1907–10 Frederick William Pomeroy Statue Portland stone statue and pedestal Category B-listed
Scottish-American War Memorial, Princes Street Gardens - geograph.org.uk - 1347873.jpg Scots American War Memorial West Princes Street Gardens

55°57′02″N 3°12′07″W / 55.950556°N 3.201944°W / 55.950556; -3.201944 (Scots American War Memorial)
1923–7 Robert Tait McKenzie Screen with relief and statue in front Stone (screen and pedestal), bronze (reliefs and statue) Category B-listed Unveiled 7 September 1927. Architect: Reginald Fairlie.[44]
Royal Scots Memorial, Princes Street Gardens.jpg Royal Scots Memorial West Princes Street Gardens

55°57′04″N 3°11′50″W / 55.9511°N 3.1973°W / 55.9511; -3.1973 (Royal Scots Memorial)
1948–52 Sir Frank Charles Mears et al. Enclosure of standing stones Stone with bronze plaques Category B-listed Unveiled 26 July 1952 by Princess Mary, Colonel in Chief of the Regiment.[45]
Norwegian War memorial in Edinburgh.jpg Norwegian War Memorial West Princes Street Gardens 1978 Commemorative stone mounted on three smaller stones
RLS Memorial by Ian Hamilton Finlay, Edinburgh.JPG Memorial to Robert Louis Stevenson West Princes Street Gardens

55°57′00″N 3°12′08″W / 55.9500°N 3.2023°W / 55.9500; -3.2023 (Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial)
1987–9 Ian Hamilton Finlay Standing stone set in a grove of birch trees Flagstone
Unveiled 14 July 1989 by Dame Muriel Spark.[46]
Edinburgh Spanish Civil War Memorial.jpg Spanish Brigade Memorial East Princes Street Gardens 1988 Commemorative stone
Bum Chien de San Diego.JPG Bum the Dog (of San Diego) West Princes Street Gardens, King's Stables Road Entrance 2008 Jessica McCain Statue
Wojtek (bear) statue in Princes Street Gardens.jpg Wojtek (Voytek), the Soldier Bear West Princes Street Gardens

55°57′03″N 3°12′07″W / 55.950833°N 3.202028°W / 55.950833; -3.202028 (Wojtek, the Soldier Bear Memorial)
2015 Alan Herriot Sculptural group Bronze on granite base

Southside[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
Middle Meadow Walk gatepier.jpg Middle Meadow Walk Gatepiers Lauriston Place

55°56′43″N 3°11′28″W / 55.9453°N 3.1911°W / 55.9453; -3.1911 (Middle Meadow Walk Gatepiers)
1840s Pillars - George Smith Unicorns - Alexander Handyside Ritchie Pair of octagonal gatepiers (pillars) surmounted by unicorns Stone Category B-listed [47]
Melville Drive pillars - geograph.org.uk - 1316104.jpg Melville Drive (east end) Ornamental Pillars Melville Drive (east end)

55°56′25″N 3°11′00″W / 55.9403°N 3.1833°W / 55.9403; -3.1833 (Melville Drive pillars)
1880 John Lessels Pair of square pillars surmounted by heraldic beasts - lion on N, unicorn on S Polished ashlar Category B-listed Presented to the City by the printing and publishing firm of Thomas Nelson and Sons.[48]
Archibald Campbell Tait Memorial, University - geograph.org.uk - 1350544.jpg Memorial to Archbishop Archibald Tait Old Medical School, Teviot Place

55°56′41″N 3°11′26″W / 55.944818°N 3.19043°W / 55.944818; -3.19043 (Archbishop Tait Memorial)
1884–5 Mario Raggi Bust in columned niche Bronze Category A-listed (with Old Medical School) Unveiled 27 February 1885. Marks the site of Tait′s birthplace.[49]
Brass Founders' Pillar, Nicolson Square.jpg Brassfounders’ Pillar Nicolson Square

55°56′46″N 3°11′07″W / 55.9460°N 3.1854°W / 55.9460; -3.1854 (Brassfounders′ Pillar)
1886 Sir James Gowans designed column. John Rhind sculptor of statuette Statuette on pillar Bronze statuette and column on granite base Category B-listed Commissioned for the Edinburgh International Exhibition of 1886 where it won a gold medal
Mason's Pillar, Melville Drive (west end).JPG Masons’ Pillars Melville Drive (west end)

55°56′31″N 3°12′01″W / 55.9420°N 3.2003°W / 55.9420; -3.2003 (Masons' Pillars)
1886 Sir James Gowans Pair of octagonal pillars, surmounted by unicorns Stone (from 17 different quarries) Category B-listed. Part of B group with Sundial Erected by the Master Builders and Operative Masons of Edinburgh and Leith as a permanent memento of the Edinburgh International Exhibition.[50]
Sundial, West Meadows Park - geograph.org.uk - 696732.jpg Prince Albert Victor Sundial West Meadows Park

55°56′30″N 3°11′56″W / 55.9418°N 3.1988°W / 55.9418; -3.1988 (Sundial)
1886 Sir James Gowans Sundial. Octagonal shaft with bronze armillary sphere Stone (from 10 different quarries) Category B-listed. Part of B group with Masons' Pillars Erected in commemoration of the opening of the Edinburgh International Exhibition on 6 May 1886 by Prince Albert Victor.[51]
Teviot Row Union, University - geograph.org.uk - 1350559.jpg McEwan Lantern Pillar Bristo Square

55°56′43″N 3°11′20″W / 55.945346°N 3.188812°W / 55.945346; -3.188812 (McEwan Lantern Pillar)
c. 1890 Robert Rowand Anderson (architect) Tapering tower with relief carving and lamp Portland stone and cast iron Category B-listed. Part of A group with McEwan Hall [52]
Jim Haynes rhino's head, Edinburgh.JPG Rhinoceros head
Jim Haynes
Informatics Forum, Charles Street 2012 (unveiled) William Darrell Architectural sculpture Bronze
[53]
The Haynes Nano-stage.JPG The Haynes Nano-stage
Jim Haynes
Informatics Forum, corner of Crichton Street and Charles Street 2012 (unveiled) David Forsyth Sculpture Stainless steel
[53]
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Parthenope and Egeria
Eduardo Paolozzi
Outside the Michael Swann building, at King's Buildings Campus

55°55′18″N 3°10′18″W / 55.921773°N 3.1717604°W / 55.921773; -3.1717604 (Parthenope and Egeria)
12 March 1997 (unveiled) Eduardo Paolozzi Sculpture Bronze
[54] Statues removed in March 2017 during redevelopment of the Swann building.
David Brewster Statue.jpg Statue of David Brewster Opposite Joseph Black building, at King's Buildings Campus

55°55′18″N 3°10′18″W / 55.921773°N 3.1717604°W / 55.921773; -3.1717604 (Parthenope and Egeria)
Sculpture 55°55′27″N 3°10′34″W / 55.9242226°N 3.1762067°W / 55.9242226; -3.1762067 (Statue of David Brewster)

West End[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
Statue of Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville, Melville Street Edinburgh.jpg Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville Melville Crescent

55°56′59″N 3°12′50″W / 55.9497°N 3.2139°W / 55.9497; -3.2139 (Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville)
1857 Sir John Steell Statue Bronze statue on sandstone pedestal Category A-listed
William Gladstone Monument, Coates Crescent Gardens - geograph.org.uk - 739856.jpg Memorial to William Ewart Gladstone Coates Crescent Gardens

55°56′55″N 3°12′44″W / 55.9485°N 3.2123°W / 55.9485; -3.2123 (Gladstone Memorial)
1902–16 James Pittendrigh Macgillivray Statue with other sculptures Bronze statues on granite pedestals Category A-listed Unveiled 18 January 1917 at St Andrew Square by the Earl of Rosebery. Moved to this, its original intended location, in 1955.[55]
Woman And Child, Lothian Road - geograph.org.uk - 1321622.jpg Woman and Child Festival Square, Lothian Road

55°56′49″N 3°12′22″W / 55.9469°N 3.2062°W / 55.9469; -3.2062 (Woman and Child)
1985–6 Anne Davidson Sculptural group Bronze
Unveiled 22 July 1986 by Suganya Chetty.[56]
FirstConundrum.jpg First Conundrum Festival Square, Lothian Road

55°56′49″N 3°12′25″W / 55.947049°N 3.206943°W / 55.947049; -3.206943 (First Conundrum)
Remco de Fouw Sculptural group Stone
Standard Life.jpg Horse & Rider Rutland Court

55°56′53″N 3°12′31″W / 55.948145°N 3.208686°W / 55.948145; -3.208686 (Horse & Rider)
1993 Eoghan Bridge Equestrian statue Bronze
Commission by Baillie Gifford as part of Percent for art scheme

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
La Vierge d'Alsace, Antoine Bourdelle, Edimbourg.JPG La Vierge d'Alsace
(The Virgin of Alsace)
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two 1919–21 Antoine Bourdelle Statue Bronze
[57]
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Henry Moore 2004 SMC.jpg Reclining Figure Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One 1951 Henry Moore Sculpture Bronze (sculpture and pedestal)
[58]
Dean Gallery Paolozzi.jpg Master of the Universe Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two 1989 Eduardo Paolozzi Sculpture Bronze
[59]
Wfm jenks landform.jpg Landform Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One 2001 Charles Jencks Land art
[60]
MacDuff Circle, Dean Gallery - geograph.org.uk - 55509.jpg Macduff Circle Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two 2002 Richard Long Land art Slate
[61]
6 Times (1) by Antony Gormley, SNGMA.JPG 6 Times
(1st figure)
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One 2010 Antony Gormley Statue

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