List of public art in Edinburgh

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

Calton Hill

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DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions Designation Notes
Monument to John Playfair Calton Hill

55.9548°N 3.1830°W / 55.9548; -3.1830 (John Playfair Monument)
1825-6William Henry Playfair Square-plan Greek Doric monumentPolished ashlar Category A-listed Incorporated in observatory compound wall[1]
Monument to Dugald Stewart Calton Hill

55.9545°N 3.1845°W / 55.9545; -3.1845 (Dugald Stewart Monument)
1831William Henry Playfair Circular Greek-revival Corinthian monumentPolished ashlar Category A-listed Based on the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens.[2]
Monument to Robert Burns Regent Road, Calton Hill

55.9535°N 3.1783°W / 55.9535; -3.1783 (Robert Burns Monument)
1831-9Thomas Hamilton Circular Greek-revival Corinthian monumentAshlar sandstone Category A-listed Based on the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens.[3]
Political Martyrs' Monument Old Calton Cemetery

55.9534°N 3.1858°W / 55.9534; -3.1858 (Political Martyrs’ Monument)
1844Thomas Hamilton Obelisk Category A-listed (as part of Old Calton Burial Ground)
Scottish-American Soldiers' Monument Old Calton Cemetery

55.9535°N 3.1861°W / 55.9535; -3.1861 (Scottish-American Soldiers' Monument)
1893George Edwin Bissell Statue with subsidiary sculptureBronze figures on red granite pedestal Category A-listed (as part of Old Calton Burial Ground)
Stones of Scotland Circle Regent Road Park

55.9549°N 3.1745°W / 55.9549; -3.1745 (Stones of Scotland Circle)
2002George Wyllie et al Circle of 32 stone slabs/rocks set in white stone chippingsStone Stones from each of Scotland's 32 local authorities; commemorates the re-establishment of the Scottish Parliament
Holodomor Memorial Stone Calton Hill, near Royal Terrace 2017 MemorialStone Dedicated to the genocide by forced famine in Ukraine, 1932–1933

Colinton

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DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions Designation Notes
Covenanters’ Memorial Redford Road

55.90468°N 3.238737°W / 55.90468; -3.238737 (Covenanters' Monument)
Erected 1885. Stonework 1738William Adam (architect of Old Royal Infirmary (1738)) Commemorative columnStone Category B-listed Column formed from 4 engaged Ionic columns from frontispiece of demolished Old Royal Infirmary.
Memorial to Robert Louis Stevenson Dell Road, Colinton

55.908597°N 3.256297°W / 55.908597; -3.256297 (Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial)
2013Alan Herriot StatueBronze
Memorial to Army pipers killed in conflict Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming, Redford Barracks 2013Alan Herriot StatueBronze
[4]

Corstorphine

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DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions Designation Notes
Alan Breck Stewart & David Balfour. Characters from Kidnapped Corstorphine Road

55.94503°N 3.249841°W / 55.94503; -3.249841 (Kidnapped Statue)
2004Alexander Stoddart Statue pairBronze figures. Sandstone pedestal Unveiled by Sir Sean Connery
Gencoo Penguin Edinburgh Zoo
Nils Olav (penguin soldier) Edinburgh Zoo


Craigentinny

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DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions Designation Notes
Mausoleum of William Henry Miller Craigentinny Crescent

55.9571°N 3.1372°W / 55.9571; -3.1372 (Miller Mausoleum)
1848–56David Rhind (architect); Alfred Gatley (reliefs) Mausoleum with bas-relief sculpture Category A-listed [5]

Cramond

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DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions Designation Notes
The Cramond Fish Cramond Beach

55.979722°N 3.294227°W / 55.979722; -3.294227 (The Cramond Fish)
2009Ronald Rae SculpturePink Corrennie granite Carved at Cramond Kirk, bought by Cramond community

Inverleith

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DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions Designation Notes
Monument to Carl Linnaeus Chilean Area, Royal Botanic Garden

55.966842°N 3.207415°W / 55.966842; -3.207415 (Linnaeus Monument)
1778–9Robert Adam (architect) Urn on pedestal Category A-listed [6]
Ascending Form (Gloria) Royal Botanic Garden 1958Barbara Hepworth SculptureBronze [7]
Rock Form (Porthcurno) Royal Botanic Garden 1964Barbara Hepworth SculptureBronze [7]
Umbra solis Royal Botanic Garden 1975Ian Hamilton Finlay and Michael Harvey SundialSlate [8]
Slate, Hole, Wall Royal Botanic Garden 1990Andy Goldsworthy (artist)
Joe Smith (waller)
SculptureCumbrian slate [9]
Cone Royal Botanic Garden 1990Andy Goldsworthy SculptureBallachulish slate [10]
Untitled Royal Botanic Garden 1995Alan Johnston Sculpture Made for the exhibition Haus Wittgenstein / Inverleith House.[11]
East Gates Royal Botanic Garden 1996Benjamin Tindall (architect)
Alan Dawson (blacksmith)
GatesStainless steel [12]

Leith

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DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions Designation Notes
Robert Burns Junction of Bernard Street and Constitution Street

55.9754°N 3.1668°W / 55.9754; -3.1668 (Robert Burns)
1897–1901David Watson Stevenson StatueBronze (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 Foot of Leith Walk

55.9707°N 3.1717°W / 55.9707; -3.1717 (Queen Victoria)
1907John Stevenson Rhind StatueBronze (statue, reliefs and plaques), granite (pedestal) Category B-listed [14]
Leith Mural North Junction Street

55.9737°N 3.1775°W / 55.9737; -3.1775 (Leith Mural)
1986Tim Chalk and Paul Grime Mural [15]
6 Times
(6th figure)
Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh

55.9836°N 3.17636°W / 55.9836; -3.17636
2010Antony Gormley StatueCast iron [16][17]

New Town

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DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions Designation Notes
John Hope, 4th Earl of Hopetoun Forecourt of the Royal Bank of Scotland, St Andrew Square

55.9545°N 3.1917°W / 55.9545; -3.1917 (Earl of Hopetoun)
1834Thomas Campbell Sculptural group (with horse)Bronze group and pedestal on granite plinth Category A-listed Designed in 1829 as centrepiece for Charlotte Square but erected in 1834 at Dundas House
Monument to Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville St Andrew Square

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 columnBronze statue on cream sandstone column Category A-listed Architect: William Burn[18]
George IV Junction of George Street and Hanover Street

55.9535°N 3.1973°W / 55.9535; -3.1973 (George IV)
1825–31Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey StatueBronze statue on ashlar pedestal Category A-listed Unveiled 26 November 1831. Commemorates George IV's visit to Edinburgh in 1822.[19]
William Pitt the Younger Junction of George Street and Frederick Street

55.953°N 3.2004°W / 55.953; -3.2004 (William Pitt the Younger)
1831–3Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey StatueBronze statue on ashlar pedestal Category A-listed
Memorial to Albert, Prince Consort Charlotte Square

55.9518°N 3.2077°W / 55.9518; -3.2077 (Prince Albert Memorial)
1862–76Sir John Steell et al. Equestrian statue with other sculpturesBronze (statues and reliefs); Peterhead granite (pedestal) Category A-listed Architect: David Bryce.
Monument to Catherine Sinclair Corner of North Charlotte Street / St Colme Street

55.9532°N 3.2076°W / 55.9532; -3.2076 (Catherine Sinclair Monument)
1866–8John Rhind Gothic monument, Eleanor cross typeCream sandstone Category A-listed Architect: David Bryce.[20]
Thomas Chalmers Junction of George Street and Castle Street

55.9525°N 3.2035°W / 55.9525; -3.2035 (Thomas Chalmers)
1869–78Sir John Steell StatueBronze statue on polished red granite pedestal Category A-listed
King's Own Scottish Borderers Memorial North Bridge

55.9517°N 3.1881°W / 55.9517; -3.1881 (King's Own Scottish Borderers' Memorial)
1906William Birnie Rhind Sculptural groupStone Category A-listed
The Manuscript of Monte Cassino Hillside Crescent Gardens 1991Eduardo Paolozzi Three part sculptureBronze
Three part sculpture formerly outside St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral[21]
Memorial to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Picardy Place

55.956837°N 3.18675°W / 55.956837; -3.18675 (Sherlock Holmes)
1991Gerald 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 Silvermills

55.959410°N 3.204204°W / 55.959410; -3.204204 (Horse-Rider-Eagle)
1996Eoghan Bridge Equestrian statueBronze
Commission by Cala Homes for housing development, ceremoniously opened by the actor, Robert Hardy in April 1997.
Dreaming Spires outside the Omni Centre, Greenside Place, Leith Walk

55.956344°N 3.186225°W / 55.956344; -3.186225 (Dreaming Spires)
2005Helen Denerley Statues of giraffesRecycled metal, painted
Unveiled 27 July 2005 by Julian Spalding.[22] Includes quotation from the South African poet Roy Campbell at its base.
Lion of Scotland St Andrew Square

55.954623°N 3.193084°W / 55.954623; -3.193084 (Lion of Scotland)
2006Ronald Rae SculpturePink Corrennie granite
Originally sited in Holyrood Park; moved to current location in 2010.[23]
James Clerk Maxwell George Street

55.954053°N 3.194381°W / 55.954053; -3.194381 (James Clerk Maxwell)
2006–8Alexander Stoddart StatueBronze statue and reliefs on ashlar pedestal
Unveiled 25 November 2008.[24]

Niddrie

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DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions Designation Notes
Gulliver in Edinburgh Jimmy Boyle Land art

Old Town

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DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions Designation Notes
Charles II Parliament Square

55.9492°N 3.1905°W / 55.9492; -3.1905 (Charles II)
1685The workshop of Grinling Gibbons Equestrian statueLead statue on ashlar pedestal Category A-listed The pedestal is an 1835 replica of Robert Mylne's original.[25]
Alexander and Bucephalus Courtyard of City Chambers, High Street

55.9501°N 3.1903°W / 55.9501; -3.1903 (Alexander and Bucephalus)
1829–33. Cast 1883.Sir John Steell Sculptural groupBronze group on ashlar pedestal Category A-listed Unveiled 18 April 1884. Moved from St Andrew Square 1916[26]
Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

55.9489°N 3.1979°W / 55.9489; -3.1979 (Duke of York)
1837Thomas Campbell StatueBronze (statue and pedestal) Category B-listed. Part of Esplanade Category A-listed group. [27]
78th Highlanders Memorial Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

55.9490°N 3.1969°W / 55.9490; -3.1969 (78th Highlanders Memorial)
1861Carver – S. Hunter Masonic work – Messrs Sutherland Celtic crossDark stone Category B-listed. Part of Esplanade Category A-listed group. Sir Robert Rowand Anderson (architect)[28]
Greyfriars Bobby Fountain George IV Bridge, near Greyfriars Kirk

55.9469°N 3.1913°W / 55.9469; -3.1913 (Greyfriars Bobby Fountain)
1873William Brodie Drinking fountain with statuetteBronze (statuette and plaques); red granite (plinth and basins) Category A-listed [29]
Monument to Colonel Douglas Mackenzie Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

55.9489°N 3.1974°W / 55.9489; -3.1974 (Colonel Mackenzie Monument)
1875Sir John Steell Celtic crossDark stone cross on rubble plinth with red granite plaque Category B-listed. Part of Esplanade Category A-listed group. [30]
72nd Highlanders Memorial Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

55.9489°N 3.1981°W / 55.9489; -3.1981 (72nd Highlanders Memorial)
1882–3MacDonald, Field & Co. ObeliskPink Peterhead granite and bronze Category C(S)-listed. Part of Esplanade Category A-listed group. [31]
Queensberry Memorial to Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch West Parliament Square

55.9495°N 3.1917°W / 55.9495; -3.1917 (Duke of Buccleuch)
1885–8Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm StatueBronze statue on hexagonal stone pedestal with three tiers of bronze decoration Category A-listed Architect: Sir Robert Rowand Anderson[32]
William Chambers Chambers Street

55.94738°N 3.18979°W / 55.94738; -3.18979 (William Chambers)
1888–91John Rhind or William Birnie Rhind StatueBronze (statue and reliefs), red sandstone (pedestal) Category B-listed Architect: Hippolyte Blanc[33]
John Knox New College Quadrangle

55.9496°N 3.1951°W / 55.9496; -3.1951 (John Knox)
1896John Hutchison StatueBronze (statue), red sandstone (pedestal) Category C(S)-listed [34]
Scottish Horse Boer War Memorial Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

55.9489°N 3.1974°W / 55.9489; -3.1974 (Scottish Horse Memorial)
1905–10Stewart McGlashan and Son Celtic crossPink granite Category C(S)-listed. Part of Esplanade Category A-listed group. [35]
Black Watch Boer War Memorial The Mound, corner of Market Street and North Bank Street

55.9501°N 3.1945°W / 55.9501; -3.1945 (Black Watch Memorial)
1908–10William Birnie Rhind StatueBronze (statue and relief), red granite (pedestal) Category A-listed [36]
King Edward VII Holyrood Palace forecourt

55.9529°N 3.1736°W / 55.9529; -3.1736 (King Edward VII Memorial Statue)
1922Henry Snell Gamley StatueBronze statue on stone pedestal Part of Category A-listed group [37][38]
Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig Hospital Square, Edinburgh Castle

55.948862°N 3.201779°W / 55.948862; -3.201779 (Earl Haig Statue)
1923George Edward Wade Equestrian statueBronze statue on rubble stone plinth Category B-listed Moved from Castle Esplanade 2011
Robert the Bruce Edinburgh Castle Gatehouse

55.948551°N 3.198598°W / 55.948551; -3.198598 (Robert Bruce Statue)
1929Thomas John Clapperton Statue in nicheBronze Category A-listed (with gatehouse) Erected to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Bruce's death. Architect of the niche: Sir Robert Lorimer.[39]
William Wallace Edinburgh Castle Gatehouse

55.948577°N 3.198598°W / 55.948577; -3.198598 (William Wallace Statue)
1929Alexander Carrick Statue in nicheBronze Category A-listed (with gatehouse) Architect of the niche: Sir Robert Lorimer
Covenanters’ Memorial Grassmarket

55.947827°N 3.194772°W / 55.947827; -3.194772 (Covenanters Memorial)
1937 Raised circle in pavementRed and grey granite setts Category C(S)-listed [40]
David Hume Outside Court House, Lawnmarket, Royal Mile

55.94956°N 3.192625°W / 55.94956; -3.192625 (David Hume Statue)
1995–7Alexander Stoddart StatueBronze
Memorial to Susannah Alice Stephen James’ Court, off Lawnmarket (Royal Mile)

55.949548°N 3.19422°W / 55.949548; -3.19422 (Zannah Stephen Memorial)
2000Frances Pelly Sculpture on stepped plinthBronze
[41]
Adam Smith outside St Giles' Cathedral

55.949764°N 3.190069°W / 55.949764; -3.190069 (Adam Smith Statue)
2003–8Alexander Stoddart StatueBronze
Robert Fergusson outside the Kirk of the Canongate

55.951574°N 3.179363°W / 55.951574; -3.179363 (Robert Fergusson Statue)
2004David Annand StatueBronze
James Braidwood Parliament Square

55.949495°N 3.190013°W / 55.949495; -3.190013 (James Braidwood Statue)
2006–8Kenny Mackay StatueBronze
Work No. 1059 Scotsman Steps

55.951215°N 3.188660°W / 55.951215; -3.188660 (Scotsman Steps)
2011Martin Creed InstallationMarble
Commissioned by The Fruitmarket Gallery [42]
William Henry Playfair Chambers Street

55.94757°N 3.18893°W / 55.94757; -3.18893 (W H Playfair Statue)
2016Alexander Stoddart StatueBronze

Portobello

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DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions Designation Notes
Coade Stone Pillars Portobello Promenade

Princes Street

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DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions Designation Notes
Sir Walter Scott Scott Monument, East Princes Street Gardens

55.952399°N 3.193304°W / 55.952399; -3.193304 (Scott Monument)
1848 (installed)Sir John Steell StatueCarrara marble Category A-listed Architect: George Meikle Kemp.[43]
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington General Register House, Princes Street

55.9535°N 3.1892°W / 55.9535; -3.1892 (Duke of Wellington)
1848–52Sir John Steell Equestrian statueBronze (statue); red Aberdeen granite (pedestal) Category A-listed Architects: David Bryce and James Gowans.[44]
Allan Ramsay West Princes Street Gardens

55.9517°N 3.1973°W / 55.9517; -3.1973 (Allan Ramsay)
1850Sir John Steell StatueCarrara marble Category A-listed Architect: David Bryce (1865).[45]
The genius of architecture crowning the theory and practice of art West Princes Street Gardens

55.9510°N 3.1983°W / 55.9510; -3.1983 (Genius of Architecture group)
1862William Brodie Sculptural groupMarble Category B-listed
Ross Fountain West Princes Street Gardens

55.95005°N 3.202994°W / 55.95005; -3.202994 (Ross Fountain)
1862–72Jean-Baptiste Klagmann Fountain with sculpturesGilt cast iron Category A-listed Architects: Peddie and Kinnear[46]
John Wilson East Princes Street Gardens

55.9521°N 3.1951°W / 55.9521; -3.1951 (John Wilson)
1863–5Sir John Steell StatueBronze statue on ashlar plinth Category A-listed Architect: David Bryce.[47]
David Livingstone East Princes Street Gardens

55.9525°N 3.1927°W / 55.9525; -3.1927 (David Livingstone)
1875–6Amelia Paton Hill StatueBronze statue on stone plinth Category A-listed
Adam Black East Princes Street Gardens

55.9522°N 3.1944°W / 55.9522; -3.1944 (Adam Black)
1876–7John Hutchison StatueBronze Category A-listed
Sir James Young Simpson West Princes Street Gardens

55.9504°N 3.2050°W / 55.9504; -3.2050 (James Young Simpson)
1877William Brodie StatueBronze Category B-listed
Memorial to Dean Edward Bannerman Ramsay West Princes Street Gardens, behind the church of St John the Evangelist

55.950264°N 3.205931°W / 55.950264; -3.205931 (Dean Ramsay Memorial)
1877–9Robert Rowand Anderson (architect) Celtic crossGranite with bronze reliefs Category A-listed (with church)
Royal Scots Greys Memorial West Princes Street Gardens

55.9514°N 3.1994°W / 55.9514; -3.1994 (Royal Scots Greys Memorial)
1906William Birnie Rhind Equestrian statueBronze statue on rock plinth Category B-listed Unveiled 16 November 1906 by the Earl of Rosebery.[48]
Thomas Guthrie West Princes Street Gardens

55.9508°N 3.2026°W / 55.9508; -3.2026 (Thomas Guthrie)
1907–10Frederick William Pomeroy StatuePortland stone statue and pedestal Category B-listed

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Scots American War Memorial West Princes Street Gardens

55.950556°N 3.201944°W / 55.950556; -3.201944 (Scots American War Memorial)
1923–7Robert Tait McKenzie Screen with relief and statue in frontStone (screen and pedestal), bronze (reliefs and statue) Category B-listed Unveiled 7 September 1927. Architect: Reginald Fairlie.[49]
Royal Scots Memorial West Princes Street Gardens

55.9511°N 3.1973°W / 55.9511; -3.1973 (Royal Scots Memorial)
1948–52Sir Frank Charles Mears et al. Enclosure of standing stonesStone with bronze plaques Category B-listed Unveiled 26 July 1952 by Princess Mary, Colonel in Chief of the Regiment.[50]
Norwegian War Memorial West Princes Street Gardens 1978 Commemorative stone mounted on three smaller stones
Memorial to Robert Louis Stevenson West Princes Street Gardens

55.9500°N 3.2023°W / 55.9500; -3.2023 (Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial)
1987–9Ian Hamilton Finlay Standing stone set in a grove of birch treesFlagstone
Unveiled 14 July 1989 by Dame Muriel Spark.[51]
Spanish Brigade Memorial East Princes Street Gardens 1988 Commemorative stone
Bum the Dog (of San Diego) West Princes Street Gardens, King's Stables Road Entrance

55.948417°N 3.203388°W / 55.948417; -3.203388 (Bum the dog (of San Diego))
2008Jessica McCain StatueBronze
Presented by the San Diego-Edinburgh Sister City Society
Wojtek (Voytek), the Soldier Bear West Princes Street Gardens

55.950833°N 3.202028°W / 55.950833; -3.202028 (Wojtek, the Soldier Bear Memorial)
2015Alan Herriot Sculptural groupBronze on granite base
Lulla-Bye (Children’s Memorial) West Princes Street Gardens

55.950939°N 3.198579°W / 55.950939; -3.198579 (Lulla-Bye, The Children’s Memoriall)
2019Andy Scott SculptureBronze8ft (2.4m)
Cast by Powderhall Bronze

Gifted by the City of Edinburgh Council

Riccarton

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DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions Designation Notes
James Watt Heriot Watt Campus

55.90930°N 3.32003°W / 55.90930; -3.32003 (James Watt Statue)
1854Peter Slater StatueBronze Copy of statue by Sir Francis Chantrey. Moved from Chambers Street, Edinburgh

South Gyle

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DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions Designation Notes
The Wealth of Nations Redheughs Avenue 1993Eduardo Paolozzi SculptureCast metal Features quotation from Albert Einstein
Pigeon South Gyle Crescent StatueCast metal
Seagull South Gyle Crescent SculptureCast metal
Bird South Gyle Crescent SculptureCast metal
Concrete Jungle Gyle Centre 1994Alan Watson SculptureConcrete
Stacked Shades Gyle Centre 1994Marion Smith Sculpture
Figure in a Landscape Gyle Centre 1994Sylvia Stewart Sculpture Information plaque missing
Veil Gyle Centre 1994Jake Kempsall Sculpture
Fossil Tree Gyle Centre 1994Bill Scott Sculpture
Figure in a Landscape Gyle Centre 1990sIan Hamilton Finlay Sculpture Arcade of pillars
Scottish Writers Edinburgh Park 1990svarious Herms 12 herms of Scottish poets

Southside

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DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions Designation Notes
Middle Meadow Walk Gatepiers Lauriston Place

55.9453°N 3.1911°W / 55.9453; -3.1911 (Middle Meadow Walk Gatepiers)
1840sPillars – George Smith Unicorns – Alexander Handyside Ritchie Pair of octagonal gatepiers (pillars) surmounted by unicornsStone Category B-listed [52]
Melville Drive (east end) Ornamental Pillars Melville Drive (east end)

55.9403°N 3.1833°W / 55.9403; -3.1833 (Melville Drive pillars)
1880John Lessels Pair of square pillars surmounted by heraldic beasts – lion on N, unicorn on SPolished ashlar Category B-listed Presented to the City by the printing and publishing firm of Thomas Nelson and Sons.[53]
Memorial to Archbishop Archibald Tait Old Medical School, Teviot Place

55.944818°N 3.19043°W / 55.944818; -3.19043 (Archbishop Tait Memorial)
1884–5Mario Raggi Bust in columned nicheBronze Category A-listed (with Old Medical School) Unveiled 27 February 1885. Marks the site of Tait′s birthplace.[54]
Brassfounders’ Pillar Nicolson Square

55.9460°N 3.1854°W / 55.9460; -3.1854 (Brassfounders′ Pillar)
1886Sir James Gowans designed column. John Rhind sculptor of statuette Statuette on pillarBronze statuette and column on granite base Category B-listed Commissioned for the Edinburgh International Exhibition of 1886[55] where it won a gold medal
Masons’ Pillars Melville Drive (west end)

55.9420°N 3.2003°W / 55.9420; -3.2003 (Masons' Pillars)
1886Sir James Gowans Pair of octagonal pillars, surmounted by unicornsStone (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.[56]
Prince Albert Victor Sundial West Meadows Park

55.9418°N 3.1988°W / 55.9418; -3.1988 (Sundial)
1886Sir James Gowans Sundial. Octagonal shaft with bronze armillary sphereStone (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.[57]
McEwan Lantern Pillar Bristo Square

55.945346°N 3.188812°W / 55.945346; -3.188812 (McEwan Lantern Pillar)
c.1890Robert Rowand Anderson (architect) Tapering tower with relief carving and lampPortland stone and cast iron Category B-listed. Part of A group with McEwan Hall [58]
Rhinoceros head
Jim Haynes
Informatics Forum, Charles Street 2012 (unveiled)William Darrell Architectural sculptureBronze
[59]
The Haynes Nano-stage
Jim Haynes
Informatics Forum, corner of Crichton Street and Charles Street 2012 (unveiled)David Forsyth SculptureStainless steel
[59]
[[File: |120x120px]] Parthenope and Egeria
Eduardo Paolozzi
Originally outside the Michael Swann building; now outside Murray library at King's Buildings Campus

55.921773°N 3.1717604°W / 55.921773; -3.1717604 (Parthenope and Egeria)
12 March 1997 (unveiled)Eduardo Paolozzi SculptureBronze
[60] Statues removed in March 2017 during redevelopment of the Swann building. Relocated, following conservation,in May 2017 outside Murray library at King's Buildings.[61]
Statue of David Brewster Opposite Joseph Black building, at King's Buildings Campus

55.921773°N 3.1717604°W / 55.921773; -3.1717604 (Parthenope and Egeria)
Sculpture55.9242226°N 3.1762067°W / 55.9242226; -3.1762067 (Statue of David Brewster)

Trinity

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DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions Designation Notes
King Edward VII Victoria Park, Newhaven Road

55.9752°N 3.1910°W / 55.9752; -3.1910 (King Edward VII)
1914John Stevenson Rhind StatueBronze statue. Stone pedestal Category B-listed Erected by Leith Town Council [62]

West End

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Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville Melville Crescent

55.9497°N 3.2139°W / 55.9497; -3.2139 (Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville)
1857Sir John Steell StatueBronze statue on sandstone pedestal Category A-listed
Memorial to William Ewart Gladstone Coates Crescent Gardens

55.9485°N 3.2123°W / 55.9485; -3.2123 (Gladstone Memorial)
1902–16James Pittendrigh Macgillivray Statue with other sculpturesBronze 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.[63]
Woman and Child Festival Square, Lothian Road

55.9469°N 3.2062°W / 55.9469; -3.2062 (Woman and Child)
1985–6Anne Davidson Sculptural groupBronze
Unveiled 22 July 1986 by Suganya Chetty.[64]
First Conundrum Festival Square, Lothian Road

55.947049°N 3.206943°W / 55.947049; -3.206943 (First Conundrum)
Remco de Fouw Sculptural groupStone
Horse & Rider Rutland Court

55.948145°N 3.208686°W / 55.948145; -3.208686 (Horse & Rider)
1993Eoghan Bridge Equestrian statueBronze
Commission by Baillie Gifford as part of Percent for art scheme
Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions Designation Notes
La Vierge d'Alsace
(The Virgin of Alsace)
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two 1919–21Antoine Bourdelle StatueBronze
[65]
Reclining Figure Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One 1951Henry Moore SculptureBronze (sculpture and pedestal)
[66]
Master of the Universe Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two 1989Eduardo Paolozzi SculptureBronze
[67]
Landform Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One 2001Charles Jencks Land art
[68]
Macduff Circle Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two 2002Richard Long Land artSlate
[69]
6 Times
(1st figure)
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One 2010Antony Gormley Statue

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