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Robert Burns Statue; Bernard Street / Constitution Street, Leith

Introduction:
Erected by Leith Burns Club in 1898, unveiled on October 15th by Mr. RC Munro Ferguson, MP. At the ceremony it was offered to the Lord Provost of Leith who accepted it on behalf of the burgh. The sculptor was D.W. Stevenson RSA, and was cast at the foundry of J.W. Singer and Sons.
Image Rights Holder:
City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries - The Writers Museum
Ref:
MM073e
Project:
265:Treasures: Monuments, Memorials and Sculpture in Edinburgh
What:
Robert Burns Statue
Subject:
Bronze plaques : South 'The priest like father reads the sacred page. From scenes like those old Scotia's grandeur springs, that makes her loved at home, revered abroad'. East 'When Vulcan gies his bellows breath an' plowmen gather wi' their graith'. West 'In order on the clean hearth staine, the luggies three are ranged,' and 'Hallowe'een'. North 'I there wi' something did foregather that pat me in an eerie swither'. Incised in stone (S) 'BURNS 1759-1796','Erected under the auspices of Leith Burns Club, 1898.'; (E) D.W. Stevenson RSA Sc'; (W) Presented by William Tulloch'; (N) ' Presented by Robert Meikle'.
Who:
When:
1898
Where:
Writers Museum - Edinburgh Museums
Background:
Bronze plaques : South 'The priest like father reads the sacred page. From scenes like those old Scotia's grandeur springs, that makes her loved at home, revered abroad'. East 'When Vulcan gies his bellows breath an' plowmen gather wi' their graith'. West 'In order on the clean hearth staine, the luggies three are ranged,' and 'Hallowe'een'. North 'I there wi' something did foregather that pat me in an eerie swither'. Incised in stone (S) 'BURNS 1759-1796','Erected under the auspices of Leith Burns Club, 1898.'; (E) D.W. Stevenson RSA Sc'; (W) Presented by William Tulloch'; (N) ' Presented by Robert Meikle'.
Description:
The quotation on the plaque on the West side is from the poem Hallowe'en, 'In order on the clean hearth staine, the luggies three are ranged,' and 'Hallowe'een'. Incised in the stone ' Presented by William Tulloch'.