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Bust Of Robert Burns, Old Town, Galashiels

A Category C Listed Building in Galashiels, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373375

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB31979

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Galashiels

County: Scottish Borders

Town: Galashiels

Electoral Ward: Galashiels and District

Traditional County: Selkirkshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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