£250,000, 20ft high statue to Adam Smith "the father or modern
economics" is to be unveiled in Edinburgh in May 2008.
Adam Smith was born in Kirkcaldy in Fife and lived and worked in
statue will be in Parliament Square, beside St Giles' Church.
The sculptor is Alexander Stoddart who also created the statue to David
Hume nearby, on the corner of Bank Street and the Royal Mile.
unveiling will coincide with at 2-day economic conference in Edinburgh.
Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and Baroness Thatcher are to be invited to
Edinburgh Evening News:
September 26, 2007: p.3