Edinburgh Royal Mile

A new statue to

Adam Smith

May 2008

A 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 Edinburgh.

The 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.

The unveiling will coincide with at 2-day economic conference in Edinburgh. Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and Baroness Thatcher are to be invited to the unveiling.

Edinburgh Evening News:  September 26, 2007:  p.3



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