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Latitude: 56.7103 / 56°42'37"N
Longitude: -2.4636 / 2°27'48"W
OS Eastings: 371717
OS Northings: 757720
OS Grid: NO717577
Mapcode National: GBR VY.F7W2
Mapcode Global: WH8RK.4L4N
Plus Code: 9C8VPG6P+4H
Entry Name: Robert Burns Statue, Academy Square, Montrose
Listing Name: Academy Square, Statue Robert Burns
Listing Date: 11 June 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 383387
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38206
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Montrose and District
Traditional County: Angus
William Birnie Rhind, circa 1882. Pedestrian statue of Robert Burns in stone upon large moulded ashlar base with corner nook shafts, and figurative bas-reliefs in roll-moulded panels on each side. Carved foliage to cornice. Battered coping. Burns figure leaning against tree stump cradling book in hand.
In May1882 a movement was started to raise funds for the erection of a statue to Burns, this was to form part of the Mid Links development. Situated in public gardens opposite Academy Square. Rhind was the sculptor of the Montrose Memorial to James Graham, 1st Marquis of Montrose, in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh.
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