Figures

along the

Water of Leith

Background

The number of figures along the Water of Leith has increased in recent years.

1.   A statue of Hygieia, the Greek goddess of Health, has stood in the temple above St Bernard's Well since 1791.  The original statue was replaced by this one in 1888:

Statue to Hygieia, Greek goddess of health, in the center of the temple above St Bernard's Well, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

2.   There is a statue to Sandy Irvine Robertson (1942-1999), seated on a public bench, beside the Water of Leith near the Malmaison Hotel, close to the swing bridge where the Water of Leith enters Leith Docks

Statue to Sandy Robertson, outside the Malmaison Hotel, Leith  -  November 2005

3.   In June 2010, six statues by Anthony Gormley were places along the Water of Leith between the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Leith Docks.

One of the live-size cast iron figures in the artwork '6 Times' by Antony Gormley.  The statues are sited, most in the Water of Leith, between the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Leith Docks

4.   In November 2010, 'leafmen' began to appear along the Water of Leith, one near Belford Bridge and others near St Bernard's Bridge, between Stockbridge and St Bernard's Well

Leaf figure beside the Water of Leith between Stockbridge, neat St Bernard's Bridge, between Stockbridge and St Bernard's Well

Stockbridge

These figures began to appear beside the Water of Leith in November 2010.
It is not known who created them.

Leaf figure beside the Water of Leith between Stockbridge, neat St Bernard's Bridge, between Stockbridge and St Bernard's Well

 

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    Leaf figure beside the Water of Leith between Stockbridge, neat St Bernard's Bridge, between Stockbridge and St Bernard's Well

 

'Leafmen' photos

'Leafmen' background

Stockbridge photos

 

 

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