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Latitude: 55.6144 / 55°36'51"N
Longitude: -2.8069 / 2°48'24"W
OS Eastings: 349273
OS Northings: 635944
OS Grid: NT492359
Mapcode National: GBR 83VJ.36
Mapcode Global: WH7WN.V4KQ
Plus Code: 9C7VJ57V+Q6
Entry Name: Bust Of Robert Burns, Old Town, Galashiels
Listing Name: Lawyer's Brae, Bust of Robert Burns
Listing Date: 12 March 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 373375
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB31979
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Galashiels and District
Traditional County: Selkirkshire
F W Doyle-Jones, 1912. Bronze bust of Robert Burns. Pink granite channelled, corniced plinth on a square base with carved swags. Raised carved lettering 'BURNS' to top of shaft and 'BRAW BRAW LADS' to base. Original wrought iron railings to the rear and recent metal railings to the sides.
This bust is a notable element of the collection of monuments in Cornmill Square, the principal formal space in Galashiels. This includes the bust of Walter Scott, the Equestrian Statue of a Border Reiver and the Memorial, Clock Tower and Fountain, all by Robert Lorimer (all separately listed).
The bust commemorates the re-writing by Burns of the song 'Braw Lads o' Galla Water'.
Category changed from B to C(S) 2006.
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