Edinburgh has 160 public monuments.  Many were financed by public subscription in the 19th century. 

An exhibition Edinburgh's Monuments was held at the City Art Centre, Market Street in early 2004, giving information on many of these monuments.

Below are links to pages featuring some of these monuments.

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

'6 Times'

Statues by Antony Gormley

Water of Leith

Postcard  -  John Patrick  -   Castle Series  -  Albert Memorial, Charlotte Square

Albert Memorial

Charlotte Square

Edinburgh, Christmas 2005  -  The statue of Adam Black, Lord Provost and MP, Bungydome and Edinburgh Wheel.  The Scott Mounument is in the background.

Adam Black

East Princes Street Gardens

Postcard published by John R Russel of Edinburgh (JRRE)  -  Black Watch Memorial, The Mound 

Black Watch Memorial

The Mound

The Burns Monument in Regent Road  -  Photo by Alex A Inglis

Burns Monument

Regent Road

Burns Statue  -  at the corner of Constitution Street and Bernard Street, Leith

Burns Statue

Bernard Street, Leith

Tribute Fountain to Catherine Sinclair - at the corner of North Charlotte Street and St Colme Street

Catherine Sinclair Statue

North Charlotte Street

Left hand picture from an early stereo pair  -  Register House and statue of the Duke of Wellington

Duke of Wellington statue

Register House

Postcard by Reginald P Phillimore  -  Calton Hill near the centre of Edinburgh

Dugald Stewart Monument

Calton Hill


Holyrood Palace

Two Giraffes outside the Omni Centre, Greenside Place, Top of Leith Walk, Edinburgh


Greenside Place

St Andrew Square and the Gladstone Monument  -  1953

Gladstone Monument

Formerly at:  St Andrew's Square
Then moved to: Coates Crescent

Posecard by Reginald P Phillimore  -  Greyfriar's Bobby

Greyfriars' Bobby

George IV Bridge

     Horse, Rider, Eagle statue by Eoghan Bridge -  at Silvermiolls, Edinburgh

Horse, Rider and Eagle


     Photograph by Norward Inglis  -  Proclamation at Edinburgh Market Cross

Market Cross

High Street

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Lord Melville's Monument in the centre of St Andrew Square

Melville Monument

St Andrew Square

Merchant Navy Memorial, The Shore, Tower Place -  November 2010

Merchant Navy Memorial

In front of Malmaison Hotel, Leith

The Christie Miller Mausoleum and houses in Craigentinny Crescent  -  view from the SE

Miller Mausoleum

Craigentinny Crescent

Stereo view of National Monument on Calton Hill  -  Universal Stereoscopic View Company

National Monument

Calton Hill

Engraving in Modern Athens  -  The Nelson Monument

Nelson Monument

Calton Hill

Sculptures on the pavement outside St Mary's Cathedral at the top of Leith Walk  - 'Hand'  by Eduardo Paolozzi

Paolozzi Sculptures

in front of St Mary's Cathedral
at the top of Leith Walk

A flock of pigeons in bronze on the pavement at Elm Row


Elm Row, Leith Walk

Stereo view by an unidentified photographer  -  Holyrood Abbey  -  Queen Mary's Dial 

Queen Mary's Dial

Holyrood Abbey

Statue to Queen Victoria at the Foot of Leith Walk

Queen Victoria Statue

Foot of Leith Walk
unveiled 12 October 1907

Allan Ramsay Statue in East Princes Street Gardens

Allan Ramsay Statue

West Princes Street Gardens

Postcard of the Ross Fountain in Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle in the style of an oil painting

Ross Fountain

West Princes Street Gardens

     Royal Scots Greys Statue  -  Princes Street Gardens

Royal Scots Greys Statue

Princes Street Gardens

Enlargement from stereo views by Lennie  -  St Bernard's Well on the Water of Leith, near Stockbridge

St. Bernard's Well

Water of Leith

Scottish American War Memorial in East Princes Street Gardens

Scottish-American War Memorial

West Princes Street Gardens

Post Card - The Scott Monument in Princes Street - PPC Philco Series

Scott Monument

Princes Street

Statue of Sherlock Homes,  created by Arthur Conan Doyle who lived close to this spot at Picardy Place

Sherlock Holmes

Picardy Place

Installation of Statue of Adam Smith, beside the Mercat Cross in the Royal Mile  -  June 30, 2008

Adam Smith Statue

High Street, beside the Mercat Cross

The Stones of Scotland Monument in Regent Road Park, Edinburgh   -  A monument to commemorate the new Scottish Parliament

Stones of Scotland

Regent Road Park

Duke of Wellington statue in front of Register House at the East End of Princes Street  -  4.48pm on January 26, 2007

Wellington Statue

Register House, Princes Street

GW Wilson stereo card - Wilson's Statue, Edinburgh

Wilson's Statue

East Princes Street Gardens
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