Beside the Mercat Cross, High Street, Edinburgh
Installation of the Adam Smith Statue beside the Mercat Cross
June 30, 2008
Photo taken June 30, 2008
Adam Smith Statue
This statue of Adam
Smith, was placed on its plinth, beside the Mercat Cross, to the
east of St Giles Church in Edinburgh's Royal Mile, on June 30,
Adam Smith lived in Edinburgh during the Scottish Enlightenment
and is buried in Edinburgh. He was known as "the father of
Here, the workers are
manoeuvering the statue into its final position on its plinth.
The statue, which will be 20 ft high on its plinth, is by
Paisley-based sculptor, Sandy Stoddart.
This statue of Adam Smith is to be unveiled in a ceremony at
noon on Friday July 4, 2008, by Nobel Prize-winning economist,
This view looks up the
High Street towards Edinburgh Castle. In the background are:
- LEFT: St Giles Church, with the Mercat Cross in
front. The colourful figure, high up in front of St
Giles Church is the unicorn on the finial of the Mercat Cross.
- RIGHT: The buildings on the North side of the High
Street, and the arches to the courtyard to the City Chambers.