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Edinburgh, Riccarton, Heriot-watt University, Commemorative Monument

Commemorative Stone (Period Unassigned), Sculpture (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Riccarton, Heriot-watt University, Commemorative Monument

Classification Commemorative Stone (Period Unassigned), Sculpture (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 310907

Site Number NT16NE 58.43

NGR NT 17580 69251

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/310907

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  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Currie
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

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Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (http://www.pmsa.org.uk/) set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.

Field Visit (30 July 2001)

Large lump of rock placed in a circle of setts. Attached to the stone is a plaque with the above commemorative inscription and the arms of Heriot-Watt University: a shield divided vertically into two with an oak tree on the left (dexter) side, and an open book (top) and stars (bottom) on the right (sinister) side.

Inscriptions: On plaque on front of stone:

THIS STONE COMMEMORATES THE / GENEROUS GIFT OF THE RICCARTON SITE / TO HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY / BY MIDLOTHIAN COUNTY COUNCIL //

UNVEILED BY THE CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY / THE RT. HON. SIR ALEC DOUGLAS HOME KT MP / 10TH NOVEMBER 1969

On side of stone:

EXCAVATED FROM THE / SIDE OF THE PLAYING / FIELDS AUGUST 1969

Signatures: None

Year of unveiling: 1969

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN318)

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